Wisconsin Justices Hear Case of Man Who Killed Relative in Search of Child Porn Proof

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard debate over self-defense and use of force by homeowners and trespassers Tuesday in a case where an armed man killed his unarmed brother-in-law after being caught in his home in the middle of the night searching for evidence of child pornography.

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Education Benefits

The Second Circuit ruled that a lower court improperly rejected a girl’s request for a preliminary injunction to require Vermont’s Agency of Education to allow her to access benefits pending adjudication of her claims alleging the dual enrollment program, which pays for high schoolers to take college courses, violated her rights with its requirement that her private school tuition be “publicly funded.”

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Protected Speech

The Ninth Circuit ruled a lower court improperly denied an immigrant’s habeas petition, which argued that his arrest and re-detention was “retaliation for his protected speech.” The immigrant was re-arrested less than 36 hours after he read a poem that criticized Immigration and Customs Enforcement practices. The government has the burden to show that it “would have taken the same action even in the absence of the protected conduct.”

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