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Supreme Court sends Virginia transgender bathroom rights case back to appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right ...

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BridgeTower Media acquires Color Magazine (access required)

BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, has announced the acquisition of Color Magazine, a premiere publication focused on publishing and events for diverse business professionals. Based in Boston, Color Magazine was ...

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Lawyer to defend license after felony plea (access required)

A Vienna lawyer who pleaded guilty to making a false statement in a bankruptcy case will defend his law license this month. Scott A. Flanders faces a Virginia State Bar Disciplinary hearing March 24 following his Jan. 4 felony guilty ...

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Lawsuit: Jail staff never gave inmate meds before her death

(AP) A Virginia inmate suffered a fatal stroke in her cell after jail employees never gave her the stroke-prevention medications she had been prescribed after open-heart surgery, according to a lawsuit. Jaimee Kirkwood Reese, 32, died in a hospital upon ...

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Democrats still looking for answers on immigration arrests

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Nearly a month after at least two people were arrested by immigration officers outside a northern Virginia church, Democratic lawmakers from across the country say they are still seeking answers about what happened. The Feb. 8 arrests across ...

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Lawyer suspended for misrepresenting judge’s message (access required)

A Fairfax County lawyer who misrepresented a message from a judge’s office has been suspended for a year and a day. At a Feb. 17 hearing, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board also found that attorney Dominick A. Pilli bungled ...

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Virginia school board: Court should delay transgender case

WASHINGTON (AP) The Virginia school board that wants to keep a transgender teen from using the boys’ restroom at his high school is calling on the Supreme Court to delay consideration of the case to allow the Trump administration to ...

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Supreme Court revives challenge by black voters in Virginia

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court gave new life Wednesday to a challenge by African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed some legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican. The justices tossed out the part ...

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Judge: Suit challenging legislative districts can proceed

(AP) — A Richmond judge says a lawsuit challenging several Virginia legislative boundaries can move forward. Richmond Circuit Judge W. Reilly Marchant rejected a bid to dismiss the case on Tuesday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Leadership in Virginia’s House of ...

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Judge allows corporate questioning in Virginia VW cases (access required)

Despite national settlement agreements in which automaker Volkswagen agreed to repair or buy back defective diesel cars, a Virginia judge this month refused to block a deposition of a corporate official with VW’s U.S. subsidiary. Lawyers for one of 20 ...

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