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Transgender Title IX

A Title IX attorney will advise that as of today schools in Connecticut will not violate federal law if they tell transgender students to use the bathroom of the sex they were born with. Title IX itself says nothing about the choice. Starting in 1972 it simply...

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No Right to Literacy

Last week a federal district judge ruled that students in Detroit could not sue their governor for the shabbiness of their schools. They claimed that the United States Constitution guaranteed them a chance to read and write. Their poor schools denied them that right,...

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Kneeling For The Anthem

Professional players’ protest of the national anthem is old news. But last month a high school football player protested in the same way at his California school’s games. Unlike the pros, he needed a court order to allow him to exercise his First Amendment right. He...

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Sitting For The Pledge

Earlier this month a high school principal in Houston, Texas made a student leave when she wouldn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. An experienced student discipline attorney could have advised her against it. India Landry’s action was not new. She had sat for the...

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