As students at a Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania, middle school were leaving for lunch, substitute teacher Walter Tutka told the last student to leave the classroom "Just remember the first will be last and the last will be first." The student asked where that phrase came from, and Tutka told him it was in the Bible. The student later asked him about it again, and Tutka handed him his personal Bible to look it up. The school board barred Tutka from substitute teaching for the rest of the school year for violating district policy barring the distribution of religious material.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
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The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
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A state law allows counties to effectively steal homes over unpaid taxes and keep the excess revenue for their own budgets.
Campus conservatism must take the threat of the far right seriously.