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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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July 08, 2019 - 1:55 pm
LOUISA, Va. (AP) — A court date will soon be set to determine whether a massive confederate battle flag will be allowed to fly on private property off of a Virginia highway. The debate surrounds a 30 by 50 foot (9 by 15 meters) Confederate battle flag on a 120-foot (36.5-meter) pole. The Virginia...
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July 02, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The corporations...
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May 24, 2019 - 9:58 am
By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Alabama abortion providers...
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May 16, 2019 - 2:23 pm
By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As abortion opponents cheer the passage of fetal heartbeat laws and other bans on the procedure, abortion-rights groups have been waging a quieter battle in courthouses around the country to overturn less direct restrictions passed in...
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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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April 30, 2019 - 8:48 am
By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, his family and the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas seeking their banking and financial records. The lawsuit by Trump, sons Donald Jr...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy. . (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
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March 26, 2019 - 12:52 pm
By KEN MILLER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, a person familiar with...
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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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March 14, 2019 - 1:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale University and other colleges where prosecutors have accused rich and famous parents of paying bribes to ensure their children's admission. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal...
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