Jail Death

The estate of a 36-year-old woman with hypertension who died while in pretrial detention in Covington County Jail may pursue deliberate indifference, failure to train and civil rights claims against several defendants, a federal court in Alabama ruled. The woman had repeatedly asked for medical assistance in the weeks before her death and was only given aspirin.

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Bloody Sunday Memorial Honors Late Civil Rights Giants

Activists who gathered virtually and in person to commemorate a pivotal day in the civil rights struggle that became known as Bloody Sunday called on people to continue the fight for voting rights as they also honored giants of the civil rights movement, including the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who died last year.

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Event Permits

Two anti-abortion activists failed to establish a violation of their constitutional rights in their suit against the city of Huntsville, Alabama, challenging the city’s permit ordinance and noise provision in its special event permits, the Eleventh Circuit ruled. The activists didn’t prove that the provision “left them without ample alternative channels of communication.”

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