A public school did not have a constitutional duty to protect two sisters from bullying by fellow students, the en banc 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.Read More »
Public school officials needed reasonable suspicion in order to read text messages on a cellphone confiscated from a student, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing summary judgment in a civil rights case.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a state violated equal protection when it amended its constitution to prohibit race- and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public university admissions.Read More »
A police officer may be liable for repeatedly shooting a domestic violence suspect with a taser after it appeared that he had stopped resisting arrest, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a grant of qualified ...Read More »
In a landmark settlement, the City of Chicago has agreed to pay $22.5 million to the family of a woman who was severely injured after police arrested her, and then failing to recognize her mental illness, released her into an ...Read More »
A disability rights organization has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a class action settlement that bars Segway vehicles from Walt Disney theme parks and hotels.
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A medical school may have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to provide a deaf student with auxiliary aids to assist him in overcoming his hearing impairment, the 8th Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.Read More »