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Monthly Archives: February 2011

State Can’t Enforce Liquor Statute Against Adult Clubs (access required)

In this appeal of a permanent injunction prohibiting the enforcement of a Maryland statute that limits the range of permissible conduct, attire, and entertainment at establishments licensed to serve alcoholic beverage, the 4th Circuit says the statute prohibits a broad ...

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Antitrust Amendment Allowed to Add ‘New Market’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court permits plaintiffs to amend their antitrust suit alleging defendants bribed foreign government officials to ensure the continuing sale in those countries of a fuel additive made by defendants, to add Iraq as a separate geographic ...

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VFOIA’s ‘Citizens-Only’ Provision Is Constitutional (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the Commonwealth of Virginia in a suit challenging the citizens-only provision of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act filed by a Rhode Island father seeking information from the Division of Child ...

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Package Search Was Legal ‘Border Search’ (access required)

A search of a package mailed from Bolivia to defendant’s home in Alexandria, after x-rays showed the picture frames and coasters inside the package had an unusual density, was a border search conducted within the government’s constitutional and statutory authority, ...

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VSB seeks comment on Morrissey reinstatement

The Virginia State Bar wants to know what you think about the fitness of Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Henrico, to practice law. Morrissey has petitioned the VSB to restore his license, which was revoked in April 2003, and a hearing on ...

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