Wrong Prescription

The Texas Supreme Court would not recognize that Walgreens owes a duty to third parties injured on the road by a customer who was negligently given someone else’s prescription, the Fifth Circuit ruled. The pharmacy gave a man a drug that caused him to experience severe hypoglycemia and drive erratically, killing himself and another driver.

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Block of Trump Asylum Rule Holds, but Only in California & Arizona

The Ninth Circuit thwarted the Trump administration Friday by denying its request to stay a lower court’s block of a rule making all asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border ineligible for refugee status unless they applied for and were denied protection in a country they passed along the way.

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Neighborhood Mosque

A city in Michigan properly negotiated a consent decree to permit the construction of a mosque in a residential neighborhood, the Sixth Circuit ruled. Citizens’ First Amendment rights were not violated when the mayor cut off public comments that were irrelevant to zoning considerations, such as commenters’ preference not to “live near Muslims.”

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Panel Rules for Visa Lottery Winners Fighting Travel Ban

The D.C. Circuit gave would-be immigrants impacted by a version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban another chance Tuesday to secure their spot in the yearly diversity visa lottery after they were denied entry into the U.S. following a lengthy legal battle.

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Abortion Protester Wins Appeal

An anti-abortion protester is entitled to an injunction allowing him to to stand near the entrance of a Planned Parenthood clinic, the Sixth Circuit ruled. The court found that the street connected to the abortion clinic’s parking lot is privately owned, but it “has all the trappings of a public street” and can be considered a public forum.

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