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Attack on school anti-racism program dismissed (access required)

Where there were no facts showing a Loudoun County program aimed at amplifying issues of racism, injustice and inequity in its schools was enacted with discriminatory intent or had a discriminatory impact, the Equal Protection claims were dismissed. Background On ...

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Virginia sued for restricting online access to court records (access required)

Where Courthouse News Service alleged it was denied access to an online database of civil court records because its staff members are not licensed attorneys, its First Amendment claim may proceed. There was a reasonable inference that the non-attorney access ...

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West Virginia ballot-order statute is constitutional (access required)

Where a West Virginia statute governing the order in which candidates’ names appear on state election ballots was neutral and nondiscriminatory, and any modest burden on the Democratic Party’s rights was justified by the state’s interests in promoting efficiency and ...

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DSS director asserts she was terminated for speech (access required)

Where the director of the Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services, or DSS, was terminated two weeks after she spoke as a private citizen about community divisions affecting the delivery of social services in Pittsylvania County, a jury will decide ...

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Commission immune from vacation homeowners’ claim (access required)

Where property owners in South Nags Head alleged the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission committed a taking when it denied them permission to rebuild their vacation home due to environmental regulations, the suit was dismissed because the commission has sovereign ...

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Girls claim charter school dress code violates Title IX (access required)

Where a charter school required girls to wear either skirts, jumpers or skorts, instead of pants or shorts, the district court must determine whether this requirement violated Title IX by excluding the plaintiffs from participation, denying them education benefits or ...

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