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Alderman can’t be sued for beating auto shop employee

A city alderman who responded to constituents’ complaints about illegally parked cars by severely beating the employee at an auto shop after he refused to move the cars was not acting under color of state law and cannot be sued ...

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Jail can strip search arrestees

County jails didn’t violate the Constitution by subjecting those arrested for minor offenses to strip searches upon their admission to the general population, the 3rd Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.

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Forensic expert can’t be sued for mishandling DNA

A forensic scientist enjoyed absolute judicial immunity in a lawsuit brought by a wrongly convicted man who claimed the DNA evidence in his case had been mishandled, a U.S. District Court in New York has ruled in granting a dismissal.

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