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Wright v. Lassiter (P)

The district court correctly found that North Carolina prison officials did not substantially burden the plaintiff’s constitutional and statutory religious-freedom rights, though not for the result the court gave. The plaintiff is an inmate who follows Rastafarianism. He asked to celebrate… Read More ›

McCaffrey v. Chapman (P)

Under the Elrod-Branti exception to First Amendment protection, the district court properly dismissed a Loudoun County deputy sheriff’s claims against the sheriff, who declined to reappoint the deputy for supporting the sheriff’s political opponent. The court’s prior precedent provides that… Read More ›

Sines v. Kessler

The court denies the defendant’s motion to quash the plaintiffs’ subpoenas to Twitter, GoDaddy.com, Cloudflare, and Hatreon. Construing the motion to quash as a protective order, the magistrate found that the defendant couldn’t claim any hardship under Federal Rule of… Read More ›

Wood v. Arnold (P)

In this suit to vindicate a student’s First Amendment rights, two statements concerning Islamic beliefs, presented as part of a high school world history class, did not violate the student’s rights under either the Establishment Clause or the Free Speech Clause…. 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 ›

Davison v. Randall (P)

The interactive component of a Facebook Page administrated by the Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors was a public forum, and the Chair engaged in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination when she banned the plaintiff from that forum. The plaintiff… Read More ›