St. Louis Suburb Must Face Class-Action Claims of Debtors’ Prison

A St. Louis suburb’s bid to dismiss allegations that it repeatedly jails low-income residents when they cannot pay traffic fines faltered Monday when a federal judge ruled that five former detainees can proceed with civil rights claims against the city.

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Bikini Barista ‘Uniforms’ OK’d During Fight of City’s Dress Code

Bikini baristas in the Washington state city of Everett can continue wearing their signature skimpy outfits while their challenge of the city’s new dress code for restaurant workers is litigated, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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Iowa Officials Accused of Mistreating Juveniles at Boys’ Home

Three juveniles claim in court that Iowa’s Boys State Training School violates the rights of offenders with mental health problems by providing grossly inadequate health care and subjecting them to physical restraints and solitary confinement.

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Thomas Outraged in Dissent to Oneida Land Dispute

Calling it absurd that judges have supported a decision by the federal government to take New York land into trust for a tribe of Native Americans, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday his colleagues turned down a worthwhile case.

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