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Ex-student has First Amendment retaliation claim (access required)

Where the former medical student alleged that after he questioned and critiqued the theory of microaggression during a panel discussion, he was suspended from the UVA Medical School, required to undergo counseling and obtain “medical clearance” as a prerequisite for ...

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Counsel’s performance was not deficient (access required)

Where trial counsel for a defendant challenging his incarceration for malicious wounding of a police officer relied on a then-recent mental competency exam and the defendant’s own denial of mental illness history, his performance was not constitutionally deficient. The defendant’s ...

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Wedding venue’s challenge to COVID-19 order rejected (access required)

Where a wedding venue was unlikely to succeed on its claim that the governor’s COVID-19 order preventing wedding venues from nonreligious ceremonies with more than 25 attendees violated its First Amendment and equal protection rights, its motion for a preliminary ...

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Direct evidence of age bias was insufficient (access required)

Although the plaintiff presented direct evidence of age discrimination – a statement by a member of the interview committee that another candidate received the job because he was younger and more energetic – the employer nevertheless prevailed on summary judgment ...

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