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Civil Rights

[07/07] Buxton v. Kurtinitis
Affirming the dismissal of Free Speech claim and summary judgment for the defense of an Establishment Clause claim against the Radiation Therapy Program at the Community College of Baltimore County in a case where the plaintiff received a penalty in admissions scoring following an interview where they mentioned their religiousness and, the court held that the Free Speech Clause had no application in such a context and the Establishment Clause was not triggered by the exchange or the school's determination that the applicant lacked interpersonal skills.

[07/07] US v. Stimler
Affirming the convictions of three Orthodox Jewish rabbis charged with kidnapping offenses in a scheme to help Orthodox Jewish women obtain divorces from recalcitrant husbands, rejecting many motions, including those to exclude cellphone data on privacy grounds, arguments that the prosecution created a substantial burden on their exercise of religion, and a motion to introduce evidence about their religious belief and Orthodox Jewish law.

[07/06] Taha v. County of Bucks
Affirming the grant of class action certification in a case involving the disclosure of inmates' personal information in which the District Court's grant of partial summary judgment on liability prior to class certification was not an error.

[07/05] Brown v. City of New York
Affirming the grant of summary judgment on the ground of qualified immunity to defendant police officers in an excessive force claim.

[06/28] Ansley v. Warren
Affirming the district court's dismissal of a taxpayer claim against a North Carolina bill allowing state magistrates to recuse themselves from performing marriages on account of religious objections due to the narrow scope of taxpayer standing.

[06/27] Hardie v. NCAA
In an action by an African American seeking to establish disparate-impact discrimination in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s policy of excluding anyone with a felony conviction from coaching at NCAA-certified youth athletic tournaments, the district court's summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed where even if disparate-impact claims were recognizable under Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, plaintiff had not shown that an equally effective, less discriminatory alternative theory to the NCAA's felon-exclusion policy existed, as was required under the three-step analysis for disparate-impact claims set forth in Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio, 490 U.S. 642 (1989).

[06/26] Bayer v. Nieman Marcus Group, Inc.
In a suit alleging interference with the plaintiff's exercise of their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the district court's order granting summary judgment on account of mootness to the defendant is reversed where the district court has the power to award only equitable remedies.

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