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The Biden Administration Seems To Think Every Public School Is Legally Obligated To Require That Students Wear Face Masks
The secretary of education argues that federal law makes the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines for schools mandatory.
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Chloe Valdary's Theory of Enchantment program uses Kendrick Lamar, Cheryl Strayed, and The Lion King to ease workplace racial tensions.
Culture war bills signed into law in Arkansas, West Virginia, and Tennessee run afoul of Constitution, federal law.
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No justices disagreed, but Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas object that the majority is sidestepping a debate over when laws can overrule religious beliefs.
The university abruptly shut down dozens of classes over an unfounded claim that a white student was taunted.
The article shows how the left and right-wing versions of hostility to Asians have much in common.
Important New Lawsuit Challenges Attempted Racial Balancing at Prominent Selective Virginia Public High School
The case could set an important precedent because it addresses facially neutral attempts at racial balancing, and because the school in question is currently over 70% Asian-American, and new policy seeks to reduce that percentage.
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Among other parallels, both restrict liberty and opportunity based on arbitrary circumstances of birth.
New Justice Amy Coney Barrett expresses concerns about wider implications of antidiscrimination policies.
"The Court cannot punish or hold Defendants liable merely for publishing a summary of Plaintiff's disciplinary action and their commentary about that decision."
The settlement is subject to federal court approval.
Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito worry about the future of religious freedom. That’s not the same as a call to overturn the decision.
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Trump's Bizarre Twitter Attack on Obama-Era Fair Housing Regs Reveals an Administration at War With Itself
The president's criticism of the 2015 AFFH rule is an implicit attack on his own housing reforms.
The decision is an important victory against government discrimination on the basis of religion.
British universities thought they'd found the formula that would roll back discrimination. Instead, the pay gap widened.
The Equality Act would significantly expand government power and it also threatens religious freedom.
Textualism and Purposivism in Today's Supreme Court Decision on Discrimination Against Gays, Lesbians, and Transsexuals
The decision in Bostock v. Clayton County is well-justified from the standpoint of textualism (a theory associated with conservatives), but less clearly so from the standpoint of purposivism (often associated with liberals).
Justice Neil Gorsuch's majority decision offers a textualist argument for the ruling.
The agency should relax the yearlong deferral period.
The Supreme Court is about to tackle the issue.
The city's overzealous commission has ordered the company to stop selling dolls some said were racial caricatures.
The courts may not strike it down. But it remains both illegal and deeply unjust.
The Trump administration's proposed rewrite of fair housing regulations would ditch lengthy Obama-era reporting requirements in favor of a laserlike focus on housing affordability.
Trump's Order Aimed at Fighting Anti-Semitism Is Constitutionally Problematic, but It's Not Anti-Semitic
Erroneous reporting set off a bizarre backlash that obscured the real problem.
The “Fairness for All Act” would add federal protections against discrimination for gay and trans people. But its exemptions go too far or not far enough, depending on who you ask.
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Feds Sue California City Over Law That Mandated Evictions for Criminal Activity—Even When No One Was Arrested or Charged
A Department of Justice lawsuit argues Hesperia’s rental ordinance amounts to illegal racial discrimination.
Assessment of motives is often an essential tool for protecting our constitutional rights.
But the technical nature of the decision might not stop future lawsuits.
Gorsuch May Be Swing Vote in Decision Whether Civil Rights Act Protects LGBT Workers From Discrimination
Justices weigh textual conflict over what counts as “sex discrimination” versus what Congress originally intended.
Does the Civil Rights Act of 1964 cover sexual orientation and gender identity?
The Commission on Human Rights is likely running afoul of the First Amendment.
Arizona's Supreme Court Rules Christian Calligraphers Can't Be Forced to Make Gay Wedding Invitations
Justices rule that invitations are expressive speech and businesses cannot be compelled to write messages they oppose.
It’s the Trump administration vs. civil rights groups on federal protections from workplace discrimination.
Transgender activist Jessica Yaniv has forced the British Columbia Human Rights council to hear a truly absurd complaint.
"It is illegal for employers in Washington to refuse to hire qualified potential employees because the employer perceives them to be obese."
Kamala Harris' Plan To End the Racial Homeownership Gap Doubles Down on the Worst Aspects of U.S. Housing Policy
The 2020 contender wants to give $25,000 grants to homebuyers living in historically segregated neighborhoods.