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Hassell to discuss cross burning

Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leroy Hassell will address the free speech implications of the state’s cross burning statute today at U.Va..

According to the Daily Progress, Hassell will give the presentation at 5 p.m. in the University of Virginia School of Law’s Caplin Auditorium.

The chief justice will focus on Virginia v. Black, the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision in which KKK member Barry Black challenged the constitutionality of the statute banning cross burning.

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