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No Civil Rights Claim from Detainee’s Suicide Attempt (access required)

Adopting the recommendation of the magistrate judge, a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this civil rights suit filed by the guardian of a woman who remains in a nursing home in a persistent vegetative state after surviving a suicide attempt ...

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No Claim Against Counselor for Batterers (access required)

A defendant charged with assault and battery of his stepdaughter and ordered to participate in a Batterers Intervention Program has not stated Eighth Amendment or Equal Protection claims against the counselor in private practice who offers counseling in the program ...

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Panhandlers’ First Amendment Claim Survives (access required)

A district court erred in dismissing plaintiffs’ First Amendment challenge to a Charlottesville city ordinance that restricts panhandling in certain areas; the 4th Circuit says plaintiffs have nudged their claim across the line from “conceivable” to “plausible.” The district court ...

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No Injunction in Jail Employees’ Strip-Search Suit (access required)

In this litigation challenging a sheriff’s strip search of employees of the contractor that provided healthcare services to jail inmates after a tip that contractor employees had been bringing contraband into the jail, and the revocation of their security clearances ...

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‘Continuing Violation’ Saves Fair Housing Claim (access required)

Plaintiff fair housing advocates have stated a timely claim against defendant design architect for two apartment complexes, based on a “continuing violation”; the Roanoke U.S. District Court says evidence tying the types of alleged violations at the two complexes and ...

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