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Court Upholds Red Onion Security Classes (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant correctional officials in this suit by an inmate who asserts constitutional challenges to certain classification procedures that allegedly have prevented him from earning his release from highly restrictive living conditions ...

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Court Strikes City Council’s ‘Group Defamation’ Ban (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court enjoins enforcement of the Charlot­tesville City Council’s rule banning “group defamation” by speakers, who have three minutes each to speak on any topic during a “matters by the pub­lic” period at council meetings, against a ...

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Plaintiff Says Shelters Barred Her for Mental Disability (access required)

A woman who claims defendant chari­table organizations unlawfully refused to admit her to homeless shelters because of her alleged mental health disability has failed to state claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act ...

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Pretrial Detainee Gets Hearing Before Discipline (access required)

A pretrial detainee was entitled to a hearing prior to being placed in disci­plinary segregation as punishment for two disciplinary infractions; the 4th Cir­cuit directs entry of judgment for plaintiff on his procedural due process claim, and remands plaintiff’s excessive ...

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