Blinded

A federal court in California ruled that a woman may pursue her civil rights suit against San Diego in which she claims she was not properly restrained after deputies witnessed her attempting to claw out her own eyeball. Instead of being flagged as at risk of self-harm after her first attempt to take out her eyes, the woman says she was left unrestrained in a cell where she extracted her eyeballs while a deputy allegedly filmed the incident with an iPhone.

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Sexual Harassment

The Sixth Circuit upheld a ruling in favor of the University of Michigan in a suit brought by a woman who claims the school was deliberately indifferent to the peer-on-peer harassment she experienced while enrolled in an executive MBA program. The university took several actions to protect the woman, including issuing a no-contact order and ordering that he not attend graduation.

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Deliberate Indifference

A man’s deliberate-indifference claim against a police officer who left him in an unventilated, hot van for two hours should not have been dismissed, the 11th Circuit ruled. The officer found the man unconscious, sweating and hyperventilating in the van, denied his request for water, and left the man in the van while driving him to the sheriff’s office.

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Charlottesville Injury Case Goes Before Fourth Circuit

A Fourth Circuit panel seemed unlikely Thursday to overturn a ruling that found Charlottesville and Virginia State Police did not violate a counterprotester’s rights when they issued a stand-down order before violence erupted during the infamous “Unite the Right” rally that saw numerous injuries and one murder.

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Illinois Accused of Keeping Kids in Mental Hospitals Too Long

Illinois forces hundreds of children to remain locked up in psychiatric wards after they’ve been medically cleared for release, according to a federal class action, causing them immense mental harm and costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

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