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Qualified Immunity for Mental Health Detention (access required)

Police officers have qualified immunity in this civil rights suit filed by a plaintiff who had some difficulty communicating with officers due to his neurological condition of cerebellar ataxia, and who detained plaintiff because they believed his complaints about a ...

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‘Incumbent Protection’ Challengers Lack Standing (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses a local Republican committee’s and a non-incumbent political candidate’s constitutional challenges to the “Incumbent Protection Act,” Va. Code § 24.2-509(B), that provides that if there is only one incumbent officer-holder in a General Assembly ...

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