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Prosecutor immune in ‘false prosecution’ case (access required)

Despite the allegation of “a grave injustice” in the abduction conviction of a Charlottesville-area grocer, a federal judge said the man’s civil lawsuit against the prosecutor’s office would not stand. Sovereign immunity protects the commonwealth’s attorney under the U.S. Constitution, ruled U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon last month as he dismissed the lawsuit filed by ...