Sexually Assaulted By a Cop

A rape victim can pursue claims that a police chief inadequately screened, trained and supervised a cop who violently sexually assaulted her, a federal court in Ohio ruled. The woman showed the chief hired an officer who hired prostitutes while on duty and displayed a photo of his erect penis inside a juvenile detention center.

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Free Speech

A National Guard member – who was cut from the Volunteers in Service to America Program after her supervisor discovered she was the author of a book about her time as a phone-sex operator – cannot pursue her case against any federal defendant, the Seventh Circuit ruled. The woman may sue her supervisor individually for violations of her First Amendment rights.  

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Truancy

The Sixth Circuit ruled against parents asking the court to prevent a school district from charging them with truancy if they remove their autistic son from its school for a second time so that he can receive specialized care. The parents were convicted of truancy the first time they removed their child to the private therapy program, where their son showed signs of improvement. 

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