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Civil Rights: RLUIPA-Native American Religion-Prison Limitations on Religious Practice

Plaintiff, a prison inmate, appealed the adverse grant of summary judgment in his civil-rights action under §1983 and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, challenging defendants’ policies limiting the practice of Native American religion. Specifically, plaintiff challenged the ...

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Civil Rights: Sexual Orientation Discrimination-First Amendment-Same-Sex Wedding Videos

Where the owners of a video-production business, who sought to produce wedding video but only of opposite-sex couples in accordance with their religious beliefs, sued Minnesota seeking injunctive relief preventing the state from enforcing anti-discrimination provisions of the Minnesota Human ...

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Civil Rights: Termination-Retaliation for First Amendment Exercise-Qualified Immunity

Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, alleging they terminated him without due process and in retaliation for the exercise of his free-speech rights; plaintiff also asserted a state-law, wrongful-termination claim. The district court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on qualified ...

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