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July 16, 2019 - 2:26 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law that allows police to arrest and jail people designated as "habitual drunkards" if they are caught with alcohol. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the challenge to Virginia's so-...
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Appeals court to hear challenge to 'habitual drunkard' law.  (Dreamstime)
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January 30, 2019 - 11:52 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court is set to reconsider a challenge to a Virginia law that allows police to arrest people designated as "habitual drunkards" if they are caught with alcohol. In August, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court judge...
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May 17, 2018 - 12:30 pm
DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge to a Virginia law that allows police to arrest "habitual drunkards" and send them to jail for up to a year for possessing alcohol. A survey conducted by the Legal Aid Justice Center shows...
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