Bus Station Immigration Stop

A Latino man’s claims relating to his detention by Customs and Border Protection officers at a bus station may continue, a federal court in Washington ruled. The government may be liable under the state’s anti-discrimination law because the acts of the officers caused the man to be “treated as not welcome, accepted, desired, or solicited” based on his race.  

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Priest’s Mental Health Report

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that excerpts from a Roman Catholic diocesan priest’s mental health treatment report may not be included in a grand jury report. The grand jury was convened in 2016 to examine allegations of past acts of child abuse by priests and others associated with six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. 

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Actor’s Anti-SLAAP

A California appeals court upheld the denial of Shia LaBeouf’s anti-SLAPP motion in a case relating to an altercation he had with a bartender who refused to serve the actor and his companion alcohol. LaBeouf called the bartender a “racist” and video footage of the incident was posted on the internet and broadcast on TMZ. The bartender sued for assault and slander.  

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Officer Misconduct

A federal court in Illinois refused to dismiss a civil rights suit brought by parents who claim that two towns and others concealed evidence that their daughter was killed by her police officer boyfriend. The parents, who claim the defendants covered up the death as a suicide, have offered evidence that the town of Crest Hill has a practice of “concealing and condoning officer misconduct.”

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