Long-Running Arizona School Segregation Fight Returns to Ninth Circuit

The lingering effects of school segregation, which largely ended in Arizona in the 1950s, still echo through the courts more than four decades after a Hispanic mother claimed Tucson’s school district was “tri-ethnic,” offering a very different experience for Black, Hispanic and white students.

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States Sue Trump Over Ban on Online Classes for Foreign Students

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia brought a massive federal complaint Monday over the Trump administration’s new rule requiring foreign students to take classes in person, not just online, to stay in the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ninth Circuit Considers Undoing Block of Asylum Ban

The Ninth Circuit Friday considered whether the Trump administration’s asylum ban could apply to those “metered” at ports of entry and waiting their turn to enter the United States when the ban went into effect last year, a decision which could determine whether an estimated 26,000 people will get their day in Immigration Court.

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Berkeley Protest

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of First Amendment and Equal Protection claims against University of California officials brought by a woman whose plans to attend a speech by far-right political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley were thwarted by protests. The woman’s battery claim against one of the protesters, however, was improperly dismissed.  

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