Blind Pedestrians

A federal court in Illinois dismissed a proposed class action disability discrimination suit brought by visually impaired customers against Wendy’s, finding that the restaurant chain’s policy prohibiting pedestrians from walking through the drive-through affects all pedestrians and not just blind pedestrians.

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Domestic Violence

The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of law enforcement officers in a suit brought by a victim of domestic violence who claims they put her at risk for future abuse. One officer made a disparaging remark about the victim to her abuser and another officer made positive remarks about the abuser and his father, who were both police officers themselves. 

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Voter Registration

The Fifth Circuit ruled that the Texas Department of Public Safety’s voter registration system does not violate the Equal Protection Clause or the National Voter Registration Act. Individuals using the department’s online system to renew their driver’s license or change their address are prompted to request a paper voter application that they must mail in. 

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