Courts

Courts, General Education August 9th, 2022

Charter schools in Ohio and Michigan sue Biden administration

(The Center Square) – A group of Ohio and Michigan charter schools sued the Biden administration today, claiming a new rule that requires charter schools to prove public schools are over-enrolled is illegal. The federal lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, includes the Michigan Charter School Association and the…
Christian Education, Courts August 4th, 2022

Christian school sues Biden administration for withholding lunches from low-income students over views on sexuality

A Christian elementary school has filed suit against the Biden administration for threatening to bar its low-income students from receiving school lunch help because of the school’s Christian beliefs.  All of the 56 students that Grant Park Christian Academy of East Tampa, Florida expects in the fall are below the federal poverty line and rely on…
Courts, General Education July 29th, 2022

State Supreme Court will hear decades-long North Carolina education funding case on Aug. 31

(The Center Square) – Dozens of “recognized leaders in the North Carolina business community” are weighing in on the decades-long Leandro school funding saga ahead of a state Supreme Court hearing next month. Justices will hear oral arguments Aug. 31. in an ongoing dispute over $785 million in court-ordered education spending. The Supreme Court will also…
Courts, Parents, Public Education July 8th, 2022

‘Public relations mirage’: Parents’ rights groups sue DOE over bias, alleged illegalities in Biden’s new parents council

Parent advocate groups have joined forces to sue the U.S. Department of Education, alleging its new parents council isn’t ideologically balanced.  The DOE announced in a June 14 press release the establishment of the National Parents and Families Engagement Council. The council’s stated goal is to “facilitate strong and effective relationships between schools and parents, families…
Courts, School Choice July 7th, 2022

What powers do lawmakers have, and how much do the courts have, in school funding? North Carolina to decide

(The Center Square) — North Carolina lawmakers have some questions for the state Supreme Court to ponder in the decades-long Leandro school funding lawsuit. In an opening brief filed by legislative leaders last week, attorney Matthew Tilley highlighted the high court’s history of honoring the separation of powers between the judicial and legislative branches, and offered…
Courts, School Choice July 7th, 2022

Judge blocks West Virginia school choice program, state to appeal

(The Center Square) – A circuit court judge is blocking West Virginia from implementing a school choice program intended to provide more options for parents and students, but Attorney General Patrick Morrissey plans to appeal the ruling. The Hope Scholarship Fund would set up education savings accounts, which would allow parents to use public money to…
Courts, Opinion, Pro-Life July 4th, 2022

Biden’s smear of Supreme Court on foreign soil a disgrace to the nation, a disservice to its intricate design

In defaming the U.S. Supreme Court – in front of an overseas audience – for its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Joe Biden didn’t just throw conservative Supreme Court justices under the bus. He also trashed America’s ingenious system of self-government. It’s an utterly disgraceful thing for a U.S. president to do. Lament the ruling.…
Christian Education, Courts July 1st, 2022

Wisconsin Lutheran High School fights Milwaukee’s ‘unlawful’ six-figure property tax bill

A Christian high school in Wisconsin is suing the city of Milwaukee after being forced to pay more than $100,000 in property taxes for a building it says should be exempt, due to its religious and educational purposes.  Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS), the largest Lutheran high school in the United States, has been seeking an exemption…

Silent prayer in public is protected by the Constitution, US Supreme Court rules in coach prayer case

The government cannot punish its employees or anyone else for silent prayer, even at public events and facilities, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in another landmark victory for religious liberty. Justices ruled 6-3 that assistant football coach Joe Kennedy was unconstitutionally suspended, and ultimately separated from his job, by Bremerton High School in Washington state…
Abortion, Courts June 24th, 2022

‘Egregiously wrong’ Roe v. Wade overturned; abortion returned to states to decide – and Missouri already has

The overturning of Roe v. Wade Friday is a new day for the cause of life in America, largely an end to abortion in Missouri, and a cementing of Donald Trump’s legacy as one of the most consequential presidents in history. The landmark ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, presaged by an unprecedented leak…