Tag Archives: §1983

Coaches aren’t liable for ‘outing’ lesbian student

High school coaches had no liability for violating a constitutional right of privacy based on an allegation that they disclosed a student’s sexual orientation to her mother, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a denial ...

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Can age discrimination claim proceed under §1983?

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether state and local government employees can avoid the limitations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by bringing age discrimination claims directly under the Equal Protection Clause and §1983.

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Benchmarks: Officer fired after arresting mayor’s son can sue

An Illinois police officer claimed he lost his job because he complained that his department had a bad habit of looking the other way when politically-connected drivers were caught committing traffic violations. Monday, a federal appeals court decided that the ...

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