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Statutory Immunity Hurdle Too High for Former Police Chief to Meet

In the case of Nice v. Akron, 2023-Ohio-2230, an appellate court held that (1) the replacement police chief had absolute privilege against civil liability for statements made in the course of reporting criminal activity; (2) the public official had statutory immunity regarding comments made at a press conference; and (3) the public official was not […]

United States Supreme Court Overturns Affirmative Action

In the case of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harv. Coll. (June 29, 2023), the United States Supreme Court held that public and private universities that receive federal funding may not consider race in their admissions process. In this case, the organization argued that the universities’ practice of considering race […]