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Officer, prosecutor immune in false arrest appeal (access required)

Handcuffs Policeman Criminal FEA

A police officer and a prosecutor who failed to revoke arrest warrants after learning that no crime was committed – leading to the arrests of an Alexandria couple – are immune from civil rights claims, a federal appeals court has ...

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No Qualified Immunity for Prisoner Retaliation Claim (access required)

The 4th Circuit reinstates plaintiff prisoner’s First Amendment claim against defendant correctional officials who allegedly retaliated against him by filing an “Incident Report” after he complained that the mailroom supervisor had opened his confidential legal mail; the district court erred ...

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No Standing to Sue For Gender-Identity School Policy (access required)

A high school student does not have standing to sue the county school board based on the student’s alleged distress over potential repercussions from the school board’s expansion of its anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy; the Supreme Court also affirms a ...

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