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    Facebook “Likes” Are Not Protected Speech Under the First Amendment

    Bland v. Roberts, 2012 WL 1428198, (E.D. Virginia April 24, 2012). Six Virginia Sheriff’s office employees sued the Sheriff of Hampton, B.J. Roberts, both individually and in his official capacity, after they were fired from their jobs in 2009.   Roberts was running for re-election during 2009 and several of the employees allegedly “liked” Roberts’ opponent […]

    How Will the Arizona Immigration Law Affect Education Law?

    On April 25, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the constitutionality of the controversial Arizona immigration law. The Court’s decision on the Arizona law will have broad implications on schools across the country, as the fate of similar immigration laws in states like Alabama also depend on the Court’s decision. In comparison to the […]

    The Roger Clemens Perjury Trial: Document Gaffe Highlights Importance of PDF Filings

    The Roger Clemens Perjury Trial: Document Gaffe Highlights Importance of PDF Filings May 4, 2012–   This week marks the third week of the Roger Clemens perjury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Recent events have provided a stark lesson in litigation practice and procedure for both Roger Clemens as […]

    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Ruling Protects Transgender Individuals

    Macy v. Holder, Appeal No. 0120120821, Agency No. ATF-2011-00751 (April 23, 2012)  On April 23, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) held in a landmark decision, that transgender individuals who are discriminated against may now have recourse under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which generally prohibits employment discrimination “based on […]

    Male Student Wanted to Wear A Dress to Prom and Run For Prom Queen

    River Flanary, 17, claims his rights were violated when school officials from McClintock High School told him he could not run for prom queen. Flanary designed his own dress for the prom, and states that in an effort to comply with the school dress code, he “jerry-rigged some rope to it [the dress] so that […]