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Appeals court refuses to rehear transgender restroom case

(AP) The debate over whether transgender students should be able to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused Tuesday to reconsider a three-judge panel’s ruling ...

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Court: No warrant needed for cell tower records

(AP) Police do not have to get a search warrant to obtain records about cellphone locations in criminal investigations, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case closely watched by privacy rights advocates. The 12-3 decision by the full 4th ...

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Sweet Briar’s Stone is honored by Inns of Court

Sweet Briar College President Phillip C. Stone has been presented with the 2016 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fourth Circuit. The award was presented Tuesday at the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference at The Greenbrier by Chief Judge ...

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Di Maggio is Young Lawyer of the Year

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference has named Giovanni Di Maggio the recipient of the 2016 R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award. Di Maggio, of Washington, co-chairs the conference’s Immigrant Outreach Committee. Since 2013, he ...

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GOP seeks special court session on felon voting rights

(AP) Republican legislative leaders want the Supreme Court of Virginia to hold a special session to consider their lawsuit against Gov. Terry McAuliffe over voting rights for felons. GOP leaders filed a lawsuit in the court Monday in an effort ...

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Official: Feds investigate McAuliffe campaign donations

McLEAN (AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak ...

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Virginia GOP files lawsuit to block felons from voting

(AP) Virginia Republicans asked state’s highest court Monday to block more than 200,000 felons from voting in November, arguing that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe abused his power by restoring the voting rights of thousands of convicts who’ve completed their sentences. ...

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