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Tag Archives: Judge Julius N. Richardson

Livestreaming police stop constitutionally protected

A federal court declared a town’s ban on livestreaming certain interactions may not survive First Amendment scrutiny, and that a plaintiff who was barred from livestreaming an interaction due to the policy “plausibly alleged” a constitutional violation. “Defendants have thus ...

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Livestreaming police during stop constitutionally protected

Where a passenger in a vehicle plausibly alleged that the Town of Winterville had a policy that prevents a passenger from livestreaming their traffic stop, and such a policy violated the passenger’s First Amendment rights, his suit against the town ...

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No ‘taking’ of beach house during COVID lockdown

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A public health restriction that prevented non-resident property owners from entering a county during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t a governmental taking, according to a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A Virginia couple ...

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Putative class action over toll fees dismissed

Where a woman’s putative class-action suit alleged the West Virginia Parkways Authority unjustly enriched itself by collecting administrative and notice toll fees in violation of West Virginia law, but the Class Action Fairness Act limits jurisdiction where a governmental entity ...

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Section 230 won’t shield data broker from FCRA claims

Where a website that provides third parties with information about individuals was sued for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, the Communications Decency Act did not immunize it from liability. Two of the counts did not seek to ...

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Lifetime ban on internet, computer use vacated

Where a man convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography was barred from accessing the internet, that was improper. A complete internet ban is almost always excessive for “non-contact child pornography activity, or similar conduct” where there was no actual ...

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