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Man claims he was sucker punched by officer

A Sterling man claims a police video shows a Loudoun County officer knocking him unconscious from behind as he stood with his hands in the air. The alleged 2009 assault occurred as the former deputy sheriff responded to a report ...

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Panhandlers Have Standing, But No Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says five “impecunious” plaintiffs have standing to challenge a local ordinance that restricts “begging” in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, but they fail to state a First Amendment claim based on the ban on begging. The challenged ...

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No Privacy Violation in Camera Seizure (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for the government in a photojournalist’s suit alleging the government’s seizure of her camera and photographs violated her rights under the Privacy Protection Act; the government established probable cause under the “suspect exception” to ...

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Recount Petition Came Too Late (access required)

A Goochland County Circuit Court dismisses a petition for recount as petitioner did not cause the petition to be served on respondent within 10 days after certification of the election results as required by Va. Code § 24.2-801. The court ...

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