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Fight over adult videos ending in Staunton

A case that pitted a smut-fighting local proseuctor against two prominent First Amendment lawyers is headed for settlement in Staunton. According to The News Leader, the year and a half long battle between prosecutor Raymond C. Robertson and Rick E. ...

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ACLU opposes panhandling restrictions

The ACLU of Virginia is asking Richmond leaders to drop a proposal to ban curbside solicitation of motorists.  According to the group’s news release, a Richmond public safety committee is recommending an ordinance to outlaw panhandlers from approaching people in ...

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Public meeting prayers confound civic leaders

The U.S. Supreme Court effectively dropped the gavel yesterday to close debate on the government prayer issue by upholding the decision approving a ban on praying to Jesus at Fredericksburg city council meetings.  If there were any doubt before, the ...

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U.Va. drops sign ban

“Our football team needs our support right now and that should be our collective focus. With that in mind, I am repealing immediately the policy prohibiting signs, banners and flags in all athletics venues.”  So said U.Va. athletics director Craig ...

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Police chaplains protest prayer restriction

Five Virginia state police chaplains reportedly have resigned in protest over a directive that says the chaplains must use only non-denominational prayers in public events. According to this report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the chaplains have been told that their ...

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Political gadfly gets Supreme Ct. hearing

A Roanoke government gadfly who was tossed from a city council meeting after shouting from the back of the room has been granted an appeal by the Supreme Court of Virginia. E. Duane Howard was convicted of disorderly conduct under ...

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Political gadfly gets Supreme Ct. hearing

A Roanoke government gadfly who was tossed from a city council meeting after shouting from the back of the room has been granted an appeal by the Supreme Court of Virginia. E. Duane Howard was convicted of disorderly conduct under ...

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