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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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Cop’s 20-year sentence for shooting unarmed man stands (access required)

In reviewing a former police officer’s appeal of his sentence for willfully shooting an unarmed man, the appellate panel found the district court did not err in concluding that second-degree murder was the appropriate cross-reference, as each of defendant’s four ...

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State can’t waive procedures for pipeline permit (access required)

The Army Corps of Engineers lacked the authority to alter a special condition imposed by West Virginia regarding the construction and operation of a natural gas pipeline.  And because West Virginia did not follow the mandated notice-and-comment procedures in waiving ...

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