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License plate reader system violates data act (access required)

On remand from the Virginia Supreme Court, the court concludes that the use by the Fairfax County Police Department, or FCPD, of its Automatic License Plate Reader, or ALPR, system violates the Commonwealth’s Governmental Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act ...

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Student accused of cheating failed to state a due process violation (access required)

Where a student was given a failing grade after another student accused him of cheating during the final exam and the accusing student was never identified by the school, the procedures afforded to the student at the disciplinary hearing may ...

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Attorneys’ fees paid by party with duty to enforce unconstitutional law (access required)

A county board of elections that was tasked with enforcing a law enacted by the state was required to pay the attorneys’ fees of the plaintiffs who prevailed in an action to enjoin the enforcement of the law on the ...

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Wikileaks disclosure suit against Trump campaign dismissed (access required)

A suit against the Trump campaign for allegedly conspiring with Russia and Wikileaks to hack and release Democratic National Committee emails that included information about the plaintiffs was dismissed. The plaintiffs failed to plead essential facts, and some of their ...

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Government officials immune from surveillance claims (access required)

Senior government officials, including the former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, cannot be held liable for claims they unlawfully used electronic surveillance to spy on a CBS television reporter because such conduct did not violate a clearly established right. Background ...

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