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Quite a lesson

What are they teaching in school these days? Up at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, you can learn about the nine amendments to the Constitution in the Bill of Rights. Nine amendments? Yep, at Albemarle High, they apparently don’t have ...

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Missing in action?

Forty-eight states have joined an amicus brief in the appeal of a $5 million verdict in favor of a man who sued protesters who showed up at his son’s funeral. Virginia is one of the two states (Maine is the ...

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Prosecutor, newspaper reach deal on seized photos

A First Amendment battle between the Rockingham County commonwealth’s attorney and the James Madison University student newspaper reportedly has been resolved with the paper agreeing to turn over 20 images to law enforcement officials and the state paying the paper’s ...

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A Toast to TJ

Today, April 13, is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. Tom would be 267 if he were here to blow out the candles on his cake. As an alternative way to celebrate his day, every year the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection ...

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4th Circuit denies bond for neo-Nazi

William A. White should remain in jail pending trial, according to a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Roanoke publisher of a neo-Nazi Web site is accused of threatening people by e-mail and Web posts.  The ...

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Federal jury considers schools’ ban on news reporter

A Buchanan County news reporter is trying to convince a jury that county school leaders improperly banned him from school property because they didn’t like his stories. Earl Cole, publisher of The Voice, claims that the school board defamed him ...

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ACLU will defend blogger

A blogger arrested for posting a police officer’s address will get some help from the ACLU of Virginia. The group says it will defend Elisha Strom, a Bedford County woman who is charged under a state law that makes it ...

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