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No evidence that police fabricated evidence  (access required)

An individual who was acquitted of violating a Virginia law preventing non-citizens from owning a semiautomatic weapon with a magazine which holds more than 20 rounds of ammunition failed to show the police fabricated evidence during their criminal investigation. As ...

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Officer sued for excessive force after striking plaintiff (access required)

Where a Chesterfield county police officer executed a closed-handed strike to a driver’s face during a traffic stop, the driver’s excessive force claim survived the motion to dismiss as the crime was a misdemeanor, the driver posed no immediate threat ...

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Lifetime sex offender registration order bars gun ownership (access required)

Where petitioner was convicted of a sex crime that requires him to permanently register as a sex offender, the requirement precludes the restoration of his firearm rights. Background After a plea-based conviction of taking incident liberties with a child, petitioner ...

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Student’s bias claims against college over alleged harassment fails (access required)

A former student’s claim that Lees-McRae College did not sufficiently protect her against sex-based verbal harassment and other conduct was dismissed because the conduct, though “unsettling,” did not rise to the level of “severe or pervasive.” Moreover, the college took ...

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Attempt to wound officer forecloses excessive force claim (access required)

Where a woman previously pleaded “no contest” to the charge of attempted malicious wounding of a police officer, her conviction foreclosed her subsequent excessive force claim against the officer for his conduct after she attempted to wound him.  Background On ...

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