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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.
What can we learn from the history of interracial relationships in America? (podcast)
Richard and Mildred Loving did not set out to be civil rights pioneers. But in 1958, police burst into their home and arrested them for violating the Racial Integrity Act of 1924. Richard was white, and Mildred was not. They were legally married in Washington, D.C., but that did not protect them in Virginia. After years of living in virtual exile from their home state to avoid prison time, the Lovings looked to the courts for relief. And 50 years ago this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court granted that relief in Loving v. Virginia, striking down Virginia's law against interracial marriage and declaring that the freedom to marry is "one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men."

Former law student says he recanted racial profiling claim because of FBI pressure

A former University of Virginia law student says he recanted a claim that he had been racially profiled by university police officers in 2011 because he was pressured during…

10 Questions: James Dunstan
James E. Dunstan, the principal of Springfield, Virginia-based Mobius Legal Group, has spent more than 30 years specializing in space law.
Man fires gun and kills himself at law firm that represented his ex-wife

A gunman on Wednesday approached the office of a Virginia law firm that represented his ex-wife, firing his gun several times and then killing himself.

The gunman was identified as…

2nd Circuit reinstates fraternity members’ defamation suit against Rolling Stone

A federal appeals court has ruled that two of three University of Virginia fraternity members who sued Rolling Stone magazine over a retracted article about a gang rape can…

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