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Tag Archives: Civil Rights

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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No Standing to Sue For Gender-Identity School Policy (access required)

A high school student does not have standing to sue the county school board based on the student’s alleged distress over potential repercussions from the school board’s expansion of its anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy; the Supreme Court also affirms a ...

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Amendment Barred to Name ‘John Doe’ Officers (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies plaintiff leave to amend his suit alleging multiple “John Doe” defendants violated his rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 with respect to actions taken by law enforcement agents after they obtained an emergency custody ...

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No Free Speech Claim from Facebook Comment Removal (access required)

A prosecutor’s deletion of plaintiff’s comment on the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s official Facebook page, and blocking of plaintiff from leaving further comments for several months, did not violate plaintiff’s First Amendment rights, an Alexandria U.S. District Court holds; defendant ...

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