Confederate Monuments

The Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a suit challenging the relocation of Confederate monuments from a San Antonio, Texas, park and the University of Texas campus in Austin, finding that the Sons of Confederate Veterans and two descendants of Confederate soldiers failed to claim a particularized injury.   

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Public Records

The Utah Supreme Court remanded an appeal which asked the court to determine whether the Brigham Young University Police Department is a “governmental entity” subject to the Government Records and Management Act. After the appeal was certified, the legislature amended statute to “explicitly define” police departments of private universities as governmental entities subject to the act.

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Hong Kong Police Siege Ends; City Leader Under Pressure

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday she would “seriously reflect” on the landslide victory by pro-democracy candidates in the Sunday elections that were a clear rebuke of how she has handled protests, and the police siege of Hong Kong Polytechnic University appears to be over, as only one woman was found in a campus search Tuesday.

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