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Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Due Process – Equal Protection – No Fly List (access required)

Elhady v. Piehota (VLW No. 017-3-448, 20 pp.) (Trenga, J.) 1:16-cv-375; E.D.Va. Holding: Plaintiffs are 25 United States citizens, all Muslim, who claim they are included on the government’s terrorist watch list and contend that this status subjects them to ...

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Sovereign Immunity – Eleventh Amendment – Age Discrimination (access required)

Drewery v. Portsmouth City School Board (VLW No. 017-3-451, 14 pp.) (Smith, C.J.) 2:17-cv-20; E.D. Va. Holding:  For purposes of sovereign immunity, Virginia school boards act as independent local government agencies, not as arms of the state, and thus are ...

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Court Reinstates $2.3M Win for Pretrial Detainee (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses a Maryland district court and reinstates plaintiff’s $2.3 million jury award against Baltimore police officers for violation of plaintiff’s civil rights in the use of questionable investigative strategies – including the officers’ failure to inform the ...

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Defamation Claim Sent Back to State Court (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant school officials violated his First and 14th Amendment rights and defamed him by making false accusations to his family, his employer, law enforcement, child protective services and the general public, an Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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