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Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Court Strikes City Council’s ‘Group Defamation’ Ban (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court enjoins enforcement of the Charlot­tesville City Council’s rule banning “group defamation” by speakers, who have three minutes each to speak on any topic during a “matters by the pub­lic” period at council meetings, against a ...

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Plaintiff Says Shelters Barred Her for Mental Disability (access required)

A woman who claims defendant chari­table organizations unlawfully refused to admit her to homeless shelters because of her alleged mental health disability has failed to state claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act ...

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Pretrial Detainee Gets Hearing Before Discipline (access required)

A pretrial detainee was entitled to a hearing prior to being placed in disci­plinary segregation as punishment for two disciplinary infractions; the 4th Cir­cuit directs entry of judgment for plaintiff on his procedural due process claim, and remands plaintiff’s excessive ...

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Inmate Loses Challenge to Security Procedures (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the Virginia De­partment of Corrections in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit claiming that the inmate’s 16 years spent in administrative segre­gation at Virginia’s Red Onion maximum security prison and classification ...

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