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No Qualified Immunity for Prisoner Retaliation Claim (access required)

The 4th Circuit reinstates plaintiff prisoner’s First Amendment claim against defendant correctional officials who allegedly retaliated against him by filing an “Incident Report” after he complained that the mailroom supervisor had opened his confidential legal mail; the district court erred ...

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Tournament ban is fair play for golf prodigy (access required)

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A Virginia custody case drew nation­al attention when a Loudoun County judge said a 10-year-old golf “phe­nom” should take a year-long break from competition. Last month, the Court of Appeals of Virginia upheld that restriction, as well as a ban ...

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