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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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No ‘Relation Back’ for ‘John Doe’ Officer Suit (access required)

A man’s suit alleging unnamed employees of the Bedford County’s Sheriff’s Department used excessive force in removing him from a social function has failed to show he was deprived of a constitutional right through an official custom or policy of ...

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Panel Upholds Virginia House District Plan (access required)

In a 2-1 split of the three-judge panel, the Richmond U.S. District Court upholds the constitutionality of 12 Virginia House of Delegates districts against plaintiffs’ challenge asserting the redistricting plan demonstrates racial gerrymandering in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal ...

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Partial Fees for Prayer Injunction Change (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit challenging defendant county board of supervisors’ practice of regularly opening its meetings with board-led sectarian prayers, the Danville U.S. District Court grants in part plaintiff’s third motion for attorney’s fees and awards 50 percent of the requested ...

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