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School board sued for deleting info from Facebook (access required)

Where the Frederick County School Board, or FCSB, and its head of communications failed to dismiss claims alleging they deleted critical comments from a student’s mother about the district’s reopening plans and mask mandates, and then told the mother she ...

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Church’s suit challenging COVID-19 orders is dismissed (access required)

Where executive orders issued to combat the spread of  COVID-19 were no longer in effect, the Virginia governor did not enforce the orders and the commonwealth had not consented to suit in federal court, a church’s challenge to the orders ...

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Prison must provide deaf inmate with access to video calls (access required)

Where the record showed a deaf inmate could not communicate in writing because of his lack of English proficiency, that point-to-point videophone calls would not have a “ripple effect” on fellow inmates or prison staff, and that the prison could ...

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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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