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May 06, 2019 - 2:55 pm
Richmond, VA _ The ACLU of Virginia, in collaboration with global law firm White & Case LLP, has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) seeking to end the practice of solitary confinement in two of the state's prisons. The ACLU, in a statement...
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March 22, 2019 - 6:07 pm
By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Civil rights groups seeking to block the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico had met basic requirements to bring their case, a judge said Friday, but he appeared skeptical of one of their key arguments to show...
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January 05, 2019 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly elected Virginia congresswoman is displaying a transgender pride flag outside her Washington office. Rep. Jennifer Wexton is a Democrat from the 10th District in northern Virginia who was sworn in Thursday. The pink-, blue- and white-striped flag is displayed at the door...
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November 09, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal challenge to President Donald Trump's order denying asylum to migrants if they cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco and argues the new rules are against the law...
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October 30, 2018 - 4:52 pm
By CATHERINE LUCEY, JILL COLVIN and COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of U.S. troops to stop an "invasion" of migrants. Visions of tent cities for asylum seekers. An end for the Constitution's guarantee of birthright citizenship. With his eyes squarely on next Tuesday's...
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October 27, 2018 - 10:17 am
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday, after a group of several thousand migrants turned down the chance to apply for...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:57 pm
By CHAD DAY, MATTHEW BARAKAT and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. The decision by...
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August 11, 2018 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A free speech group says President Donald Trump is still blocking dozens of people from his Twitter account despite a court's ruling that doing so violates the First Amendment. Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute sent a letter Friday to the Justice Department...
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July 25, 2018 - 6:10 pm
By JACQUES BILLEAUD , Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is spending $720,000 in the U.S. Senate race in Arizona to send people into neighborhoods to hand out fliers and run a TV commercial critical of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's treatment of immigrants. The legal...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:19 pm
RICHMOND, VA (WRVA) - A Richmond intersection has been painted to honor the LGBTQ community according to gavray.com. The rainbow flag has long been associated with the LGBTQ community and now Richmond has an intersection painted the colors of the rainbow flag. The intersection of West Marshall...
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