Tag Archives: Judge Robert E. Payne

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 ...

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Counsel’s ‘slothful inattention’ dooms requests for more time (access required)

Where one motion to dismiss was granted after the plaintiff offered no opposition, he did not respond to a second motion to dismiss and failed to timely serve additional defendants, his counsel’s “slothful inattention” led the court to deny further ...

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