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Nursing Student’s Free Speech Claim Advances (access required)

A nursing student who complained in class and to administrators about qualified instructors leaving the program, to be replaced by unqualified instructors, and who alleges she was subjected to a phony student misconduct charge in retaliation, states a claim against ...

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‘Redistricting’ Plaintiffs Win $1.3M in Fees, Costs (access required)

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s dismissal of an appeal of a three-judge panel’s decision that Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District reflects an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, the panel lifts the stay on its earlier award of $779,189.39 in attorney’s ...

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Jail Health Supervisor Can’t Claim ‘No Knowledge’ (access required)

In this suit arising from the death of a pretrial detainee in the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, the Norfolk U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendation to deny dismissal of plaintiff administrator’s negligence claims against the defendant nurse employed ...

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Pretrial Detainee Care Is ‘Ministerial’ (access required)

In this suit arising from the death of a pretrial detainee in the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, the Norfolk U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to deny defendant correctional officials’ motion to dismiss negligence claims; defendants are not ...

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County Social Media Policy Created Forum (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants plaintiff partial summary judgment, finding that Loudoun County’s Social Media Comments Policy, as applied to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Facebook page, creates a limited public forum under the First Amendment; however, the court denies summary ...

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