Federal Judge Rules Miami’s City District Maps Unconstitutional, Casting Doubt on Future Elections

Miami, Florida – A federal judge in Miami, Florida has invalidated the city’s district maps, ruling that they were racially gerrymandered for several decades, causing uncertainty for the city’s electoral future. The decision came in response to a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and NAACP, who alleged that Miami’s council districts were illegally segregated based on ethnic makeup. Judge Michael Moore issued the ruling, affirming the claims made by the plaintiffs. In his decision, Moore stated that by categorizing citizens by race, the city violated the equal … Read more

Decades-Long Sexual Abuse Case Finally Settled: Rochester School District to Pay $1.6 Million

Rochester, N.Y. – The Rochester City School District has agreed to pay $1.6 million to a woman who alleges she was raped more than 100 times by a music teacher during her time as a student at East High School in the 1970s. In order to protect her identity, the woman has been referred to as Betty Doe in court documents. Attorney John Bansbach, who represents the woman and eight other women who claim they were sexually abused by the same music teacher, Edwin Fleming, explained the details of the case. According to Bansbach, the … Read more

Assistant Principal Files Lawsuit Against Rapid City School District, Alleging Violation of Civil Rights

Rapid City, South Dakota – The assistant principal of Rapid City Central High School has filed a lawsuit against the Rapid City Area School District and its school board, alleging a violation of her civil rights. Jennifer Griffin claims that her superior, Mike Talley, engaged in grooming behavior to initiate a sexual relationship with her. In response, the district has released a statement acknowledging the lawsuit and the allegations of sexual harassment, asserting that they appropriately addressed Griffin’s formal complaint in accordance with Title IX regulations. The district asserts that it provides annual sexual harassment … Read more

Katelyn Dickey Appointed as New Judge in 7th District Court of Appeals: Making History in Ohio Judiciary

Lisbon, Ohio – Katelyn Dickey has been appointed by Governor Mike DeWine to serve as the Republican primary winner for the vacant 7th District Court of Appeals seat. Her term will commence on April 10, following her resignation as the Columbiana County Municipal Court judge. Dickey emerged victorious in the March 19 primary, securing 69.3 percent of the vote against Mary DeGenaro of Poland, a former Ohio Supreme Court justice who had served as a judge on the 7th District Court of Appeals for 17 years. No other candidates are running in the upcoming November … Read more