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Old 03-26-2015, 05:17 PM   #4299
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re: Post ITT if you like girls that wear abercrombie and fitch

Actually, scratch that; the bill creates the ability to create a cause of action, and also creates it as an affirmative defense; that does make sense to me.

You can't just file any claim in a federal court. If you don't have diversity of parties (e.g. me suing you, a Vermont citizen, in Indiana) then it has to reach a dollar threshold in controversy in order to be filed in federal court.

I think that this, for instance, would enable a Muslim to get an injunction in local court against a local governmental entity trying to force him to remove religious headwear, where that in and of itself wouldn't be a valid cause of action before.
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