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Rep. Scott urges torture prosecutions

Breaking with the president he supported last year, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, has joined other leaders who disagree with the president’s reluctance to prosecute overzealous interrogators. The Virginian-Pilot reports Scott and 15 other Democratic members of the House Judiciary ...

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Court could trim Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court appears skeptical about the need for federal approval of election changes in Southern states. As The New York Times reports, questions from the justices during oral arguments yesterday suggest the court could strike down “Section 5″ ...

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Federal jury acquits license clerk

A federal jury in Harrisonburg returned a not guilty verdict for an Ohio license clerk accused of being part of a fraudulent ID ring for illegal immigrants.  Seven other defendants charged in the scheme pleaded guilty, but Nekeia Mack-Fuller claimed ...

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Injured rail worker wants respect for podiatrists

The Supreme Court of Virginia could decide to give podiatrists some respect in the arena of medical evidence. Podiatrists, like chiropractors, are not medical doctors, although they are trained and licensed to treat specific conditions.  Unlike chiropractors, however, podiatrists do ...

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