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456 ABA Journal Virginia articles.

4 men associated with white supremacist group face federal charges in Charlottesville violence

Four members or associates of a white supremacist group called the Rise Above Movement face rioting charges in connection with the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tampon ban for Virginia prison visitors is suspended

Updated: Officials in Virginia have suspended an announced policy that would have banned most women who visit the state’s prisons from wearing tampons or menstrual cups.

The tampon ban, which…

Some courts, law schools affected by Florence starting to reopen
Continuing coverage: Florence is now a tropical depression in the Ohio Valley, and while damage from the onetime hurricane is still being felt, some courts and law schools are reopening.
Manafort pleads guilty in cooperation deal; Skadden report an issue in charging document
Updated: President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty to reduced charges of conspiracy on Friday in a deal that requires cooperation in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
An antiquated law in Virginia targets ‘habitual drunkards’

In 2010 in a courtroom in Roanoke, Virginia, a judge legally declared Bryan Manning a drunk. Manning—who is homeless and difficult to track down—wasn’t even in the courtroom that day.…

Are states obligated to educate formerly incarcerated people about their new voting rights?

The last few years have been good for former prisoners hoping to regain the ability to vote. In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued pardons in May to…

Driver accused of killing paralegal in Charlottesville is indicted on federal hate crimes charges
A driver accused of killing a paralegal protesting white supremacists who staged a “Unite the Right” rally last August in Charlottesville, Virginia, was indicted Wednesday on hate crimes charges.
A second judge refuses to toss Manafort charges, yet criticizes ‘distasteful’ prosecution tactic
A federal judge in Virginia criticized special counsel appointments but refused Tuesday to dismiss charges of bank fraud, tax evasion and failure to report foreign bank accounts against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.
Motorcycle on driveway can’t be searched without a warrant, Supreme Court rules
The automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement does not allow a warrantless search of a motorcycle parked in a driveway, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.
Judge rules that transgender teen Gavin Grimm is protected by Title IX and the Constitution

A federal judge in Virginia cited the Constitution and education law in refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender former high school student who wanted to use…

Lawyer who received $20K on ‘Ellen’ show is charged with smuggling contraband to inmate

A lawyer who achieved some fame as a law student during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been accused of providing contraband to an inmate.

In an indictment…

Woman who flipped the bird at Trump motorcade sues over forced resignation

A Virginia woman has filed a lawsuit claiming the government contractor she worked for violated public policy by forcing her resignation for flipping off President Donald Trump’s motorcade last year.

Lawyer representing neo-Nazis declares that ‘white people are the chosen people’
A Cincinnati-area lawyer stepped forward when white supremacists and neo-Nazis had trouble finding legal representation in a civil case stemming from the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Advocates are fighting to outlaw adult marriages to minors
Virginia, Texas and New York forbid under-18 marriages, except for emancipated minors. Six more states will consider legislation soon. More than half of all states do not specify a minimum age for marriage.
Prominent lawyers sue white supremacist groups over Charlottesville violence
A group of prominent lawyers have filed a lawsuit against neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups over the August violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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