Education Benefits

The Second Circuit ruled that a lower court improperly rejected a girl’s request for a preliminary injunction to require Vermont’s Agency of Education to allow her to access benefits pending adjudication of her claims alleging the dual enrollment program, which pays for high schoolers to take college courses, violated her rights with its requirement that her private school tuition be “publicly funded.”

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Sex Abuse

A federal court in California approved a $73 million settlement in a class action against the University of California brought by women who accused a former UCLA gynecologist of making inappropriate comments and performing “sexually invasive ‘examinations.’” The women say UCLA allowed James Heaps to continue seeing patients despite a “reputation for disturbing behavior since the 1980s.”

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School Closures

The Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of nine Christian schools challenging Toledo-Lucas County Health Department’s resolution closing every school in the county for in-person education for grades 7-12. The court granted the schools an injunction, finding that the closure orders violate their rights under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

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