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No First Amendment Claim for Guard Grievances (access required)

Two Virginia correctional officers cannot sue for alleged unlawful firing for exercise of their First Amendment free-speech rights; the 4th Circuit says complaints about an employee’s own duties pursued through an internal grievance procedure do not relate to a matter ...

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No RICO Claim for ‘Illegal’ Poultry-Plant Hires (access required)

A group of hourly-wage employees at Perdue poultry processing plants have not stated a civil conspiracy claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against the company with allegations that company personnel conspired to hire illegal aliens in order ...

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