Hair Harassment

The Fifth Circuit revived a Black high school student’s harassment claims against a school board relating to the way his school treated him because of his “two toned” blonde hairstyle. The student claims he was punished for dyeing his hair when female students and students of other races were not, and he claims a dean ridiculed him for his hairstyle, calling him a “thug” and a ”fool.”

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Campus Conservatives

The Seventh Circuit denied advocacy group Speech First’s request for a preliminary injunction against anti-bias policies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that allegedly infringe on students’ rights to express their support for traditional marriage, immigration reform, the deradicalization of Islam and other conservative views.

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Judge Asked to Block Overhaul of Campus Sexual Assault Rules

Saying the impending regulations will be costly and make it harder to discipline sexual misconduct, a group of blue states urged a federal judge on Friday to block the Trump administration’s changes to how schools must adjudicate sexual harassment and assault claims.

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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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