Law & School: Schools can be held liable when students use racial slurs?

Aug 29, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

When students harass other students based on race, school officials can be liable if they deliberately turn a blind eye to it.

Today in 1988: The Civil Liberties Act is signed into law

Aug 10, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Today in 1988, the Civil Liberties Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The Act provided reparations to Japanese Americans for their internment during World War II.

Today in 1964: SCOTUS rules against closing schools to stop integration

May 25, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 25, 1964, the Supreme Court ruled on Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, holding that a county may not close all public schools to stop school integration.

Today in 1896: Plessy v. Ferguson upholds “separate but equal”

May 18, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 18, 1896, the Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson, upholding the constitutionality of segregation laws with the rationale that facilities must be “separate but equal.”

Black minister sues Obama and the Democratic Party over historic racism

Sep 20, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Wayne Perryman, a black minister from Washington, is suing Barack Obama and the Democratic Party over the party’s historic racist policies, though the suit’s going to fail.

EastLaw: Korematsu and Japanese Internment

May 25, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Korematsu v. U.S. ruled Japanese Internment during World War II constitutional. But could internment happen again?