Grad Student Wins Decade-Long No-Fly List Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has blasted the U.S. government for its poor handling of a longstanding lawsuit over a former graduate student’s placement on the no-fly list. POLITICO reports that Malaysian citizen Rahinah Ibrahim first launched her lawsuit ten years ago. She won, five years back, after U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup ruled that

Uber Drivers in Massachusetts Sue, Alleging Labor Violations

Uber drivers in Massachusetts are suing the ride-sharing company, claiming it illegally labels its employees independent contractors in a bid to skirt minimum wage and state law. The Boston Herald reports that the suit, filed earlier this week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, claims that the company “regularly fails to

Tamaqua School District Under Fire for Proposing to Arm Teachers

Gun control advocates are suing Tamaqua School District for a recently-passed policy that allows teachers to carry firearms at school. WFMZ reports that on Thursday, families launched a second lawsuit against the school district. Backed by Cease Fire PA, the litigation aims to topple Tamaqua’s firearms policy. “It’s not staff members’ place to have a

Settlement Brings Healthcare Relief for Illinois Prisoners

Accused of enabling negligence and providing substandard care, Illinois has agreed to a series of reforms intended to improve health throughout its prison system. Under the agreements, writes the Chicago Tribune, a federal monitor will oversee adjustments to prison healthcare. Among the accepted changes are increased medical and dental staffing, ‘proper training and qualifications for