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Trump immigration order was based on legitimate concerns (access required)

A Trump immigration order, Proclamation 9645, was facially legitimate in that it restricted entry for national security, and not religious, reasons, and there was persuasive evidence the entry suspension had a legitimate grounding in national security concerns. The International Refugee ...

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Plaintiff lacks standing to challenge firearm statute (access required)

Where the plaintiff’s argument that a new Virginia statute restricting a person’s access to firearms in certain circumstances was unconstitutional and would inhibit his ability to express himself out of fear he might be subjected to the statute, was speculative ...

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City charter signature provisions are valid (access required)

Where COVID-19 emergency orders hampered plaintiffs’ efforts to collect signatures on a petition to have the city of Norfolk adopt a “2nd Amendment Preservation” ordinance, the signature requirements in Norfolk’s city charter are not unconstitutional as applied to plaintiffs. Further, ...

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Baltimore’s aerial surveillance allowed to continue  (access required)

Where Baltimore’s short-term aerial surveillance program does not target particular individuals or violate a reasonable expectation of privacy, and seeks to meet a serious law enforcement need without burdening constitutional rights, the denial of community activists’ request for a preliminary ...

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$2 million in fees and costs awarded in court access case (access required)

Courthouse News Service prevailed in its suit alleging a lack of timely access to court records and was awarded nearly $2 million in attorneys’ fees and costs. Although the defendants argued the rates charged by Bryan Cave Leighton & Pasiner’s ...

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School board violated transgender student’s rights (access required)

The Gloucester County School Board’s policy requiring students to use bathrooms matching their “biological gender,” and its refusal to amend a student’s records to reflect his gender identity after his transition, were not substantially related to important governmental interests and ...

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