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West Virginia v. Barnette: The freedom to not pledge allegiance

June 14, 2017 By Symone Mazzotta

On June 14, 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that public school students cannot be forced to salute and pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag.

Podcast: Privacy, equality, and transgender students

March 30, 2017 By NCC Staff

Alexandra Brodksy of the National Women's Law Center and Gary McCaleb of the Alliance Defending Freedom discuss whether Title IX or the Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Tinker v. Des Moines: Protecting student free speech

February 24, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

On February 24, 1969, the Supreme Court ruled that students at school retain their First Amendment right to free speech.

Hazelwood v. Kulhmeier: Limiting student free speech

January 13, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

On January 13, 1988, the Supreme Court decided a First Amendment case with major consequences for student journalists.

Podcast: The state of campus free speech

November 24, 2016 By NCC Staff

Scholars and activists explore the future of free expression on university campuses.

New report examines the state of free speech on university campuses

October 20, 2016 By Chris Calabrese

Is free speech under threat? Or is the concern overblown?

California teacher tenure survives, but challengers persist

August 29, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

A high-profile legal challenge to teacher employment statutes in the state of California ended last week at the state’s highest court when a 4-3 majority declined to review the case.

How colleges investigate sexual assault on campus

June 16, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

Growing attention to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses has raised interesting constitutional concerns.

Constitution Check: Is the transgender rights case a big test for the bureaucracy?

June 10, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how a new case involving a transgender student heading toward the Supreme Court is shaping up as a significant test of judicial deference to bureaucratic views.

For now, teacher tenure survives big legal challenge

April 15, 2016 By NCC Staff

A three-person court late on Thursday ruled in favor California’s teacher-tenure system, in a closely watched case that has broad national implications.

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