Police Shooting

The admission of testimony from a police officer who fatally shot Feras Morad, an unarmed college student, was not prejudicial, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The officer testified that he could hear Morad making threatening statements on an eyewitness video and also testified that he had written in his police report that he had heard the student say, “I’m coming to get you.”

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Snapchat Threat

A Florida appeals court ruled against a defendant seeking to dismiss a charge of sending a written threat to kill or injure a child. The defendant sent a Snapchat photo to his North Marion High School classmate depicting a scoped AR-15 rifle with the caption, “Show and Tell @NM on Monday.” The picture was sent two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Kentucky Students in Viral Encounter Sue Over Tweets From Writers

Several Kentucky Catholic school students involved in last year’s videotaped confrontation with a Native American elder at the Lincoln Memorial filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and others, claiming their tweets about the incident sparked harassment and threats.

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Fraternities

A federal court in Connecticut dismissed a group of female undergraduate students’ Title IX claims against a group of fraternities, housing companies and Yale University relating to fraternities’ refusal to allow female members. One of the students, however, has plausibly claimed a hostile educational environment based on her allegations of being sexually assaulted and witnessing other assaults at fraternity events.

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