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Reyna v. Hott (P)

The district court properly dismissed the complaint on grounds that the plaintiffs did not sufficiently allege that the government’s practice of transferring detained immigrants among various interstate detention centers violated a substantive due process right. Accordingly, the court also properly… Read More ›

Roe v. Shanahan

The plaintiffs have made a strong preliminary showing that the U.S. Air Force’s approach to servicemembers living with HIV is irrational, inconsistent, and at variance with modem science. The plaintiffs are Air Force members who have been diagnosed with HIV…. Read More ›

Fijalkowski v. Wheeler

Police are entitled to qualified immunity as to the plaintiff’s claim that they exacerbated a dangerous situation – namely, the plaintiff’s psychotic episode in which he submerged himself underwater at the pool where he worked. Under the state-created danger doctrine,… Read More ›

McClure v. Ports (P)

The plaintiff and the public-sector union he represents asserted First and Fourteenth Amendment claims to reinstate special-access privileges to restricted Maryland Transit Administration property, after state officials allegedly limited those privileges in retaliation for the plaintiff’s criticism of the transit… Read More ›

UMG Recordings Inc. v. Kurbanov

In this copyright infringement case, the court lacks personal jurisdiction over the defendant. The plaintiffs are 12 record companies, all Delaware companies with principal places of business variously in New York, California, and Florida. The defendant is a Russian national… Read More ›

Warren v. Commonwealth (P)

Contrary to the defendant’s argument, Code § 18.2-361(A), relating to “carnal knowledge with a brute animal,” is not an unconstitutional prohibition on the private sexual conduct of consenting adults, either facially or as applied to the defendant’s actions. The Supreme… Read More ›

Martinez v. Commonwealth (P)

Determination of competency to stand trial is part of a purely criminal process, and the appeal from such determination is criminal in nature. Therefore, the Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to consider this direct appeal. Following the appellant’s indictment for two… Read More ›