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State senator’s suit challenging censure dismissed (access required)

Where a Virginia state senator alleged her censure by the Senate violated her First and 14th Amendment rights and the Senate’s own rules, her suit was dismissed because the Senate and clerk have sovereign and legislative immunity. Background According to the complaint, Amanda F. Chase is currently a Virginia state senator. On Jan. 13, 2021, the Virginia ...