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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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Possible Spoliation Sanction for Prison Officials (access required)

Defendant prison officials who destroyed surveillance video footage of a fight that occurred between an inmate and plaintiff inmate, who claims defendants violated his Eighth Amendment rights when they failed to intervene, should be subjected to sanctions for spoliation, a ...

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Court Dismisses Homeless Alcoholics’ Suit (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiffs homeless alcoholics’ suit alleging defendant Virginia state prosecutors are violating their constitutional rights by enforcing Virginia’s Interdiction Statute to allow courts to enter orders declaring plaintiffs to be “habitual drunkards” and prohibiting the ...

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