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Environmental Law: Validity of Bill-Composition of Commission-Standing

Where the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and one of its members challenged the constitutional validity of a bill that would change the composition of the state’s clean water commission, the trial court properly dismissed the petition because the coalition ...

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Civil Rights:42 U.S.C. §1983-Younger Abstention Doctrine-Bad-Faith Exception

Plaintiffs filed a §1983 civil-rights complaint against defendant. The district court dismissed the action, declining to take jurisdiction under the Younger abstention doctrine. Plaintiffs argued their case fell within the bad-faith exception to the doctrine and further alleged the district ...

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Civil Rights: §1983-Dismissal-Prosecutorial Immunity

Plaintiff appealed the district court’s order dismissing his pro se §1983 complaint. The district court determined that plaintiff’s claim was barred by absolute prosecutorial immunity. Where defendants were entitled to prosecutorial immunity, district court properly dismissed §1983 civil rights claim. ...

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Civil Rights: Inmate Action- Deliberate Indifference- Dental Pain

Where a plaintiff who was arrested while recovering from dental surgery brought an action alleging deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs based on the officers’ refusal to provide him with any pain medications, the two days’ delay of pain ...

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Civil Rights: Consent- Blood Draw

Where a Minnesota law imposed a criminal penalty on a driver suspected of being intoxicated who refused a blood test, the argument that the driver was unconstitutionally coerced to give consent in order to avoid criminal charges failed because, under ...

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