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Split Judicial Panel Orders Redistricting (access required)

In the wake of a judicial panel’s decision that Virginia’s Third Congressional District reflects an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, and the Virginia General Assembly’s decision not to devise a remedial redistricting plan, the court directs defendants to implement a redistricting plan ...

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Faulty Prison Weapons Check States Inmate Claim (access required)

In this Federal Tort Claims Act suit filed by an inmate who was beaten and repeatedly stabbed by other inmates in a prison recreation area, the FTCA’s discretionary function exception applies to defendant prison officials’ decision not to separate plaintiff ...

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No § 1983 Claim for VDOT Contract Bidder (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses a contractor’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suit alleging the Virginia Department of Transportation and two VDOT employees violated plaintiffs’ rights by depriving them of the ability to participate in the procurement process for snow ...

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No Standing for NSA Surveillance Claims (access required)

Plaintiff organizations that communicate over the Internet, including lead plaintiff Wikimedia Foundation, do not have standing to sue for violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights by defendants, including the National Security Agency, through a program of “Upstream” surveillance that ...

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