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Court Strikes Ban on Same-Sex Marriage (access required)

The Norfolk U.S. District Court strikes Virginia’s constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage. The laws at issue here, referred to as Virginia’s Marriage Laws, include two statutory prohibitions on same-sex unions, and an amendment to the Virginia Constitution. Specifically, ...

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Prosecutor, policeman are cleared of rights violations (access required)


A law school graduate’s civil rights claims against a prosecutor and a police officer arising from an attempted murder charge have foundered in federal court. The former law student, Peter S. Willis of Fredericksburg, spent a year in jail before ...

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