Tag Archives: Judge James A. Wynn Jr.

Death row confinement violates Eighth Amendment (access required)

Where Virginia’s death row inmates were subject to confinement conditions that posed a substantial risk of serious psychological and emotional harm when they first filed their lawsuit, but changes made while the lawsuit was pending ended any Eighth Amendment violation, ...

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Waiting period for suits by fed workers starts with complaint (access required)

4tth Circuit Seal FEA

The 180-day waiting period for federal employees to file a discrimination lawsuit begins upon filing an initial complaint; not after each subsequent amendment, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. In a matter of first impression, the court ...

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Ban of constituent from Facebook page violated First Amendment (access required)

Although neither the U.S. Supreme Court nor any Circuit has addressed whether a governmental social media page constitutes a public forum, the court found aspects of the Loudoun County Board chair’s Facebook page bear the hallmarks of a public forum. ...

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