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The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against New York state COVID-19 restrictions that limited attendance at religious services in places with extreme COVID-19 outbreaks, designated… Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at 46. Engblom v. Carey, 677 F.2d 957 (2d Cir. In 2011, the United States notified the District of its determination that WES officials continued to use race as a factor in classroom assignment decisions and that white students residing in a majority-black attendance zone were impermissibly transferring to schools in a majority-white zone. General jurisdiction cases … Our complaint-in-intervention alleged that the district failed to provide equal educational opportunities to American Indian students and failed to provide an appropriate program of education for limited-English-proficient Navajo students. The United States’ amicus brief argues that plaintiffs’ allegations establish claims of intentional discrimination, not just disparate impact, under Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause that are sufficiently detailed to survive the motion to dismiss. The Court held that provisions of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that prohibit state authorization and licensing of sports gambling schemes violate the anti-commandering rule of the Tenth Amendment, and no other PASPA provisions are severable from the provisions at issue. Parties to the decree include the United States, private plaintiffs, and the Alabama State Department of Education. On May 2, 2011, the United States had filed a motion for further relief asking the court to find that the district had violated its desegregation obligations under several previously-entered desegregation orders governing the District, and to compel the district's compliance with federal law. Decision is available here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-6943_k5fm.pdf. A hearing was held on the motion in July 2003, and the court subsequently granted the United States' motion. The Court held that the record in this case demonstrates that the judge had a reasoned basis for his decision, and therefore the judgeâs explanation for reducing, under 18 U. S. C. Â§3582(c)(2), Adaucto Chavez-Mezaâs sentence to the middle rather than the bottom of the amended Federal Guidelines range was adequate. The Court regularly issues orders in connection with cases. This agreement was approved by the court and became effective in the 2004-05 school year. Under the terms of the agreement, the District will take all reasonable steps to ensure that all students enrolled in the district are not subject to harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin, and to respond promptly and appropriately to all reports of harassment. Links within each case summary connect to important case documents including complaints, briefs, settlement agreements, consent decrees, orders, and press releases. The Department of Justice and the Department of Education filed a statement of interest on June 29, 2015 with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in G.G. On July 21, 1966, the United States initiated this lawsuit against the Richland Parish School District. This longstanding school desegregation case was initiated by the United States in 1970. The SFUSD and the private plaintiffs filed responses agreeing to this approach for going forward. plaintiffs’ claims in a private settlement approved by the state court. This longstanding desegregation case was filed by the United States in 1970. Following a review of information provided by the district, a tour of district schools and subsequent rulings by the court, the parties entered into a consent order in November 1999. One year later, the parties entered into a settlement agreement, and the new Navajo Mountain High School opened for classes in 1998. Decision is available at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/18-6210_2co3.pdf. On June 19, 2014, a settlement agreement was reached that will ensure that this rural district takes appropriate action to serve its small but growing population of ELL students, including: increasing services for ELL students, obtaining additional English as a Second Language-certified instructors, conducting significant professional development for teachers, providing adequate materials and classroom supports for ELL students, monitoring the academic performance of current and former ELL students and improving language-accessible communication with limited English proficient parents. Decision is available here, Bucklew v. Precythe, (5-4 Opinion by Justice Gorsuch, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Thomas, Alito and Kavanaugh on April 1, 2019. The statement of interest also supported the plaintiffs’ claims under the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 (EEOA) by explaining that “appropriate action” under the EEOA includes translations and interpretations for LEP parents. These steps include: adopting revised policies and procedures for handling sex-based discrimination complaints, conducting training for all employees and students, disseminating information more clearly and broadly about how to report sexual harassment and assault, conducting annual climate surveys to assess students' knowledge of these issues and any barriers to their reporting, and evaluating the effect of the Agreement's remedies over time to ensure that they are effective.