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Prosecutor Faces Claim for Deleted Post (access required)

Although a prosecutor restored plaintiff’s deleted comments on a Facebook page main­tained by the Loudoun County Common­wealth’s Attorney Office, the prosecutor still faces a First Amendment claim for injunctive relief related to one deleted comment, an Al­exandria U.S. District Court ...

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Virginia’s Three-Tier Ballot Order Upheld (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of Lib­ertarian political candidate Robert Sarvis’ constitutional challenge to Virginia’s three-tiered ballot ordering law; the three-tiered ballot ordering law imposes little burden on appellant’s constitutional rights and Virginia articulates several important interests sup­porting the law. ...

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Qualified Immunity Applies in Fair Housing Case (access required)

Defendant housing officials for the city of Richmond have qualified immunity in a suit filed by Latino residents of mobile homes alleging selective and discrimina­tory enforcement of building codes against Latino homeowners violated federal and state fair housing laws. Plaintiffs ...

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Business Owner Can Sue for Conspiracy, Not Due Process (access required)

A Sussex County restaurant and lounge cannot sue the county sheriff and a deputy for due process or Fourth Amendment vi­olations for allegedly forcing it to hire and pay off-duty uniformed deputies as security; decreasing the maximum occupancy of its ...

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Deputy Has Immunity in Prescription Fraud Arrest (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says it was a “close question” whether a deputy had prob­able cause to arrest plaintiff for prescription fraud based on a pharmacist’s report that the woman’s prescription fulfillment histo­ry raised “red flags,” but says the ...

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