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No Private School Tuition for IDEA Claim (access required)

A student who is a cancer survivor with hearing impairment, specific learning disability and other health impairment under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has received a free appropriate education through defendant school board’s Individualized Education Program for the student, ...

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Court Strikes Petition Residency Regulation (access required)

Virginia’s state residency requirement under Va. Code § 24.2-543 for persons who circulate petitions for independent candidates for President of the U.S. violates the First and 14th Amendments, and a Richmond U.S. District Court permanently enjoins the State Board of ...

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Prisoner sues for violation of civil rights – Defense Verdict (access required)

A post-conviction prisoner sought damages under 42 U.S.C. Sec.1983 for excessive force. Prisoner claimed that after being yanked from his bunk, and after being handcuffed, defendant jail deputies repeated struck him in the head in a malicious and intentional violation ...

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No First Amendment Claim for Guard Grievances (access required)

Two Virginia correctional officers cannot sue for alleged unlawful firing for exercise of their First Amendment free-speech rights; the 4th Circuit says complaints about an employee’s own duties pursued through an internal grievance procedure do not relate to a matter ...

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