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Washington v. The African Methodist Episcopal Church Inc.

U.S. District Court, WDNY First Amendment Entanglement — Interpretation of Church Guidelines Washington v. The African Methodist Episcopal Church Inc. 11-cv-6087-CJS Judge Siragusa Background: The plaintiff was a pastor employed by the defendant. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant breached ...

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First Amendment: Olma v. Collins et al.

U.S. District Court, WDNY First Amendment Political Speech — Legislative Immunity Olma v. Collins et al. 11-cv-61A Judge Acara Background: The plaintiff alleged that the defendants violated his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights to political speech and association by firing ...

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High Court’s latest term

First amendment protections and the interests of big business are among the gainers in the latest term of the U.S. Supreme Court. “I think it was a relatively uneventful term as court terms go,” said Jeffrey A. Wadsworth, a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP.

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First Amendment: Kaminski v. Anderson

U.S. District Court, WDNY First Amendment Public Employee — Adverse Action Kaminski v. Anderson 08-CV-247C Judge Curtin Background: The plaintiff sought damages and a permanent injunction for the alleged violation of her First Amendment rights in retaliation for her decision to ...

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First Amendment: Doninger v. Niehoff

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit First Amendment Qualified Immunity Doninger v. Niehoff 09-1452-cv; 09-1601-cv; 09-2261-cv Judges Kearse, Cabranes and Livingston Background: The plaintiff appealed from a district court decision granting summary judgment to the defendants on a ...

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School discipline reasonable for comments made on blog

NEW YORK — School officials cannot be held liable for their decision to discipline a student for an Internet posting she wrote off school grounds, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday as it defended the leeway given school administrators ...

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