This week, the Eighth Circuit held that a constituent who was “blocked” on Twitter by the account of a Missouri state legislator could not maintain a claim against that public official for violation of his First Amendment rights. In Campbell v. Representative Cheri...
Few law school courses inspire more fear and frustration from students than Federal Courts. A standard elective at most law schools, the course's prosaic name belies a devilishly complex body of law regarding who can sue whom in federal court, and for what. One...
Iowa Supreme Court sides with first-in-time tenant in conflict between pet allergy and emotional support animal
The Iowa Supreme Court held that a tenant with a dog allergy may maintain civil claims for damages against their landlord arising from the landlord's waiver of their no-pets policy for a neighboring tenant's emotional support animal. In doing so, the Court emphasized...
Iowa Supreme Court to again look at question of removing passengers from vehicles during roadside stops
Article on Iowa dairy farm made potentially defamatory statements about California congressman, Eighth Circuit rules
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