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Qualified Immunity Applies in Fair Housing Case (access required)

Defendant housing officials for the city of Richmond have qualified immunity in a suit filed by Latino residents of mobile homes alleging selective and discrimina­tory enforcement of building codes against Latino homeowners violated federal and state fair housing laws. Plaintiffs ...

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Business Owner Can Sue for Conspiracy, Not Due Process (access required)

A Sussex County restaurant and lounge cannot sue the county sheriff and a deputy for due process or Fourth Amendment vi­olations for allegedly forcing it to hire and pay off-duty uniformed deputies as security; decreasing the maximum occupancy of its ...

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Court: No sentence enhancement despite defendant’s phony letter (access required)

Letter Handwriting Pen FEA

A judge who discovered that a letter of praise from the defen­dant’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor was bogus could not undo a lenient sentence for the defendant, who was convicted of stealing federal disability bene­fits. On April 12, an appeals court ...

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Let us pray (access required)

Lawyers grow so accustomed to their terms of art that they sometimes forget how those phrases sound to the man on the street. When U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. told an unrepresented plaintiff that he needed to add ...

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