Civil Rights Advocates Sue East Mississippi Correctional Facility Over ‘Barbaric’ Living Conditions

On Monday, attorneys for inmates at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility opened arguments in a class-action suit alleging barbaric conditions afflicting over a thousand prisoners. Both sides, according to the Clarion Ledger, presented their cases before U.S. District Judge William Barbour, Jr., on Monday. The juryless trial – expected to last up to six weeks



AG Sessions ‘Declares War’ on California Over Immigration Law

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a federal lawsuit against the State of California late Wednesday, citing the implementation of local immigration laws the federal government believes are unconstitutional. The suit, writes NBC News, names Gov. Jerry Brown and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants along with the state. Litigation – led by the Justice


Did Wayne State Decertify Christian Student Group Because of Beliefs?

A student organization at Wayne State University was recently decertified “for requiring its leadership to agree to a statement of beliefs,” according to a new lawsuit. The suit itself was filed on yesterday in federal court, and claims “Wayne State stripped the university’s chapter of InterVarsity of official student organization status illegally.”




Jury Awards Family of Deceased Mother of Three $3.9M, Ending Wrongful Death Suit

Late last week a jury agreed to a “nearly $4 million verdict…in the case of the wrongful death of a mother of three,” Garylyn Langell. In handing down the verdict, the jury agreed that “an ER doctor was culpable in Langell’s 2011 death,” not her family physician. In addition to the verdict, the jury “awarded past economic damages at $490,000, and past non-economic damages at $3.5 million.” But what happened? How did Langell die, and what role did the ER play in her death?