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Student’s Title IX, Defamation Claims Advance (access required)

A former student and football player removed from defendant Liberty University following a determination that he had violated the Student Honor Code and the university’s Sexual Assault Policy has stated defamation claims against the university and the female student who ...

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En Banc Court Strikes Legislative Prayer Practice (access required)

A divided 4th Circuit upholds a decision declaring unconstitutional North Carolina county commissioners’ delivery of pointedly sectarian invocations, composed by individual commissioners, prior to commission meetings; the lawmakers’ prayer practices violate the First Amendment, the court says on rehearing en ...

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No Taxpayer Standing in Religious Exemption Case (access required)

Plaintiffs, including same-sex couples who are either engaged or married, cannot rely on taxpayer standing to challenge North Carolina Senate Bill 2, which grants state magistrates a religious exemption from performing marriages of same-sex couples; the 4th Circuit affirms dismissal ...

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