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AG Herring issues opinion on sex discrimination laws

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general says violations of federal sex-discrimination laws based on sexual orientation or gender identity also are violations of state law. Democrat Mark Herring issued that opinion Tuesday in response to requests by three state lawmakers. It comes as ...

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‘Reasonable Suspicion’ Needed for Probation Arrest (access required)

Probation officers must have “reasonable suspicion” in order to arrest a person for a probation violation, and defendant probation officers violated a plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment rights when they arrested him on an unenforceable order to pay court costs and fines, ...

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‘Virginia Law’ Supports Incumbent Choice (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a district court’s decision that it had no subject matter ju­risdiction over a lawsuit filed by the 24th Senatorial District Republican Committee of Virginia and its committee chair chal­lenging Virginia’s Incumbent Protection Act, which allows an ...

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