PE Punishment

A federal court in Texas dismissed a mother’s gender discrimination suit against the Dallas Independent School District and a gym teacher relating to the punishment of her daughter for failing to wear proper clothes to P.E. class one day. The student was forced to do 260 “ceiling jumps,” was bedridden for a few days after the incident, hospitalized for almost a week and diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, which is characterized by the breakdown of muscle tissue.

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Timberland Boots

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a lower court properly dismissed a group of inmates’ claims that a new Department of Corrections rule that prevents inmates from possessing Timberland boots in prison violates consumer protection law. The boots were banned after an inmate attacked and killed a prison guard by kicking him in the head with his boots.

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Company Making Costco Pajamas Flagged for Forced Labor

The Trump administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will.

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