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Los Angeles School District Sued Over Teacher Layoffs

LOS ANGELES – (AP) A civil rights group has sued the Los Angeles Unified School District and the state, claiming thousands of teacher layoffs deprive poor inner-city children of their right to an education. The lawsuit filed Wednesday contends the budget-cutting measures disproportionately...

Judge Upholds California's Affirmative Action Ban

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in public university admissions. U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti ruled against the challenge to Proposition 209, which barred racial, ethnic or gender preferences...