HBO Asks West Virginia Judge to Dismiss Defamation Lawsuit Over John Oliver Show

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A new dismissal bid poses the "ill-considered lawsuit" from a coal baron as both a violation of the First Amendment and due process. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Univ. of Virginia confronts rape allegations | MSNBC

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of Virginia confronts rape allegations | MSNBC

Virginia Rejects Your Hateful Politics, Mr. Trump - The New York Times

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Virginia Rejects Your Hateful Politics, Mr. Trump - The New York Times

Rolling Stone Defeats Defamation Lawsuit From Virginia Fraternity Brothers

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While the later-debunked article about a fraternity gang rape may have made Phi Kappa Psi members look bad, it doesn't amount to defamation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

White Nationalists Celebrate Trump in Charlottesville Virginia

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Rolling Stone Takes Aim at Fraternity's Reputation in Virginia Defamation Fight

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The magazine argues that the frat's nationwide internal correspondence about assault and hazing is relevant to its legal battle with one chapter. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Rolling Stone Argues University of Virginia Vouched for Discredited Rape Story

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The publication responds to a $7.5 million lawsuit and shares a confidential letter it sent to an attorney for Dean Nicole Eramo. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Virginia Gov. Candidate Wants Oral and Anal Sex Ban Revived

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, (and the GOP nominee for governor) has his panties in a wad because the Fourth Circuit held that Virginia’s laws prohibiting oral and anal sex were unconstitutional in light of Lawrence v. Texas. He’s asking the Supreme Court to overturn the decision, at least when it comes to minors. source) […].

West Virginia Enacts Reporter's Shield Law

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West Virginia's acting governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed a reporter's shield law in effect April 7. Link to the text (scanned upside down by the providing website

With Virginia, Voters Give Democrats First Big Wins of the Trump Era - The New York Times

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With Virginia, Voters Give Democrats First Big Wins of the Trump Era - The New York Times

Virginia Just Gave 200,000 People the Right to Vote | The Nation

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On Friday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, flanked by veteran civil-rights leaders, announced what he called a “landmark” restoration of voting rights for convicted felons. Virginia Just Gave 200,000 People the Right to Vote | The Nation

Virginia Becomes 18th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence

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Just this morning, the Virginia Supreme Court entered an order making the Old Dominion the 18th state to adopt the duty of technology competence for lawyers. The post Virginia Becomes 18th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. It will take effect on March 1, 2016. For the full list of states that have adopted the rule, see my earlier post.) Today’s order amends Rule 1.1 of […].

Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Now Seeking Submissions

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From the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal The Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal (VaSE) is currently seeking articles for publication in its Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 issues. If you have a completed article or are currently working

University of Virginia Report On Climate at the Virginia Quarterly Review Released

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A report by the University of Virgina on management at the Virginia Quarterly Review concludes that while the editor at that journal did not exactly bully his underlings, his management style was somewhat, ah, unrestrained. The VQR's managing editor committed

Virginia Gov. Candidate Wants Oral and Anal Sex Ban Revived

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, (and the GOP nominee for governor) has his panties in a wad because the Fourth Circuit held that Virginia’s laws prohibiting oral and anal sex were unconstitutional in light of Lawrence v. Texas. He’s asking the Supreme Court to overturn the decision, at least when it comes to minors. source) […].

Hank Comes In Third In Virginia Senate Race (Apparently)

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According to the Constitution Daily, Hank the Cat seems to have placed third in that hard-fought Senate race in Virginia. Tim Kaine won out over George Allen. However, Hank apparently garnered six thousand write in votes, which admittedly didn't make

Arkansas, West Virginia Enact New Reporters' Shield Laws

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Both Arkansas and West Virginia now have new shield laws on the books to protect reporters or expand protection to members of the press who want to shield sources. The Arkansas law (Arkansas Code § 16-85-510), which the governor signed

A transgender candidate takes on Virginia’s ‘Minister of Private Parts’ - The Washington Post

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That’s what Northern Virginia voters want to talk about when a transgender woman with a rainbow headscarf and slashing black eyeliner knocks on their door. Because given all the legislation proposed in the Virginia General Assembly on these constituents’ behalf, you’d think the conversations would be nothing but bathrooms, abortions and sex when someone such as Danica Roem shows up. A transgender candidate takes on Virginia’s ‘Minister of Private Parts’ - The Washington Post

Virginia Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down – Meanwhile Kansas is Still a S**t Hole

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The Kansas legislature is on track to pass a law that will legalize discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, under the guise of “religious freedom.” ” (source) Apparently, the local variety of worship for the Magic Space Zombie Jew (MSZJ) includes being a douchebag to your neighbors. One part of me wants to […].

FCC Issues Reminder on Form 397 EEO Mid-Term Reports – Filing Obligations Begin on June 1 for Radio Stations in DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

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As it has been 4 years since the first radio renewal applications were filed in the last license renewal cycle, June 1 brings the deadline for radio groups in Maryland, DC, Virginia and West Virginia that have more than 11 or more full-time (30 hours per week) employees to file their Form 397 Reports.

SCOTUS Won't Hear Virginia's Appeal In Spam Law Case

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FindLaw reports that the Supreme Court has denied cert in the case of Virginia v. Jaynes, the anti-spam case in which Jeremy Jaynes, the "spam king," had obtained reversal of his conviction under a Virginia anti-spam statute. The Virginia Supreme

All In : Virginia to automatically restore non-violent felon’s voting rights

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy All In : Virginia to automatically restore non-violent felon’s voting rights

West Virginia Man Charged with Assault after Farting on Officer

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There are some things that need no explanation. I think in this situation, the headline speaks for itself. According to the criminal Complaint, the accused, Cruz, was originally pulled over for driving without headlights. He failed a field sobriety test and was brought back to the police station, where he was given a breathalyzer test and was fingerprinted.

West Virginia Supreme Court: Judge's Personal Emails Not Subject To Disclosure Under State FOIA

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The West Virginia Supreme Court has held that a judge's personal emails that are not otherwise related to his or her official duties are not subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act. The Associated Press had requested disclosure under

How GOP health plan would affect poor in West Virginia Bigoted West Virginians did not appreciate the ACA because they did not like a Black President but now they fear losing their heathcare, These people explain what is wrong with the White working class. | MSNBC

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How GOP health plan would affect poor in West Virginia | MSNBC

Virginia Attorney General Wishes to be a Laugingstock – We Oblige Him

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The Virginia State Seal displays the Roman Goddess Virtus with one breast exposed. We pointed that out with our irony rod in this post. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided that the image of an illustrated classical goddess with a nipple showing was too much for his staffers. He had new lapel pins created for his [.].

Virginia Court Dismisses Webcaster’s Suit Concerning Geofencing Workaround to Copyright Royalty Obligations

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We previously wrote about a Virginia federal magistrate judge’s report recommending dismissal of a declaratory judgment action brought by several radio stations asking the court to rule that webcasts limited in scope via geofencing technology to 150 miles from the site of the transmitter should be exempt from liability for copyright royalties under section 114 of the Copyright Act.

Fourth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Finding In Favor of Defendants in "Under the Gun" Defamation Lawsuit

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The Fourth Circuit affirmed the lower court in Virginia Citizens Defense League et al., Katie Couric et al., a defamation case involving the documentary "Under the Gun." In that case, the plaintiffs alleged that the creators of the film

Information Revelation: First Amendment v. SSN Privacy

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The 4th Circuit ruled last week that a Virginia woman could continue to publish government officials’ Social Security numbers online as part of her crusade against government violations of privacy on the internet.

Mantouvalou on Discipline and Dismissal for Social Media Activity @vmantouvalou

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Virginia Mantouvalou, University College London, Faculty of Law, is publishing ‘I Lost My Job Over a Facebook Post – Was that Fair?’ Discipline and Dismissal for Social Media Activity in the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations

Monday Morning JETLawg

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Two West Virginia men facing criminal charges for selling tickets to a non-existent Lady Gaga concert. In the news… FCC gives Hollywood the green light to deactivate PCs and individual home theaters that show pirated movies.

Reminder – FCC Political Rules Apply to Off-Year Elections for Vacant Congressional Seats, and for State and Local Offices

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Some of these races will be high-profile, like the governor’s elections in Virginia and New Jersey and several big-city mayoral races. Advertising Issues Political Broadcasting equal time lowest unit rate New Jersey governor lowest unit rate Virginia governor odd-year elections reasonable access state and local candidatesIn odd years like 2017, most broadcasting stations don’t think about the FCC’s political broadcasting rules.

THIS IS HOW THEY KILL US (Natasha McKenna Video - NSFW) Published on Sep 11, 2015 On Feb. 3, McKenna was shocked four times while she was restrained by several officers at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center in Virginia. She stopped breathing minutes later and was transported to an area hospital, where she died after five days. No charges will be filed against the officers. Her death was ruled as accidental. The Virginia jail has since banned the user of tasers.

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Brace Your Inboxes! Spam May Be Headed Your Way…or Not

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to consider reinstating Virginia’s anti-spam law. Supreme Court Virginia Attorney General Spammers, today is your day. If you thrive on sending unsolicited bulk e-mail by using false transmission information, then you no longer have to live in fear of certain legal consequences.

Rolling Stone Rocked By Jury's Verdict That Campus Rape Story Was Defamatory

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University of Virginia associate dean Nicole Eramo sued the magazine for allegedly casting her as the "chief villain" in its since-retracted article.

U.S. District Court Approves Subpoena Of Twitter Wikileaks Records Which Includes Information On Followers

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Justice Department asked for an received a subpoena form a Federal District Court In Virginia ordering Twitter to turn over records relating to Wikileaks to the Department of Justice. United States Wikileaks Virginia Julian Assange Birgitta Jónsdóttir United States Department of Justice Twitter SubpoenaThe U.S.

Rolling Stone Settles Lawsuit Over Campus Rape Story

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The deal comes after University of Virginia dean Nicole Eramo scored a $3 million verdict at trial. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Culture Business THR Online

Music Publisher Gets $25 Million Jury Verdict Against Cox in Trailblazing Piracy Case

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The internet service provider loses a closely watched trial in Virginia. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

Talk About Tobacco

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Bonnie, University of Virginia School of Law, has published The Impending Collision Between First Amendment Protection for Commercial Speech and the Public Health: The Case of Tobacco Control as Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No Richard J.

Trump remarks on racist rally force moral reckoning for GOP Steve Schmidt, veteran Republican adviser and strategist, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump's comments about the racist rally in Virginia disgrace a generation of Americans who fought Nazis and force Republicans to speak out against their own leader - The Rachel Maddow Show

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Hollywood Studios Launch Lawsuit Against Megaupload

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The copyright infringement filing in Virginia federal court targets Kim Dotcom as well. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Rolling Stone Sued For $25M By Fraternity Implicated in Rape Story

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The lawsuit from the University of Virginia frat joins cases from three former members and the associate dean of the university. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture Business THR Online

Schauer on The Hostile Audience Revisited @UVALaw

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Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law, has published The Hostile Audience Revisited in the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University "Emerging Threats" Series (2017).