Charlottesville Injury Case Goes Before Fourth Circuit

A Fourth Circuit panel seemed unlikely Thursday to overturn a ruling that found Charlottesville and Virginia State Police did not violate a counterprotester’s rights when they issued a stand-down order before violence erupted during the infamous “Unite the Right” rally that saw numerous injuries and one murder.

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Only 9th Circuit Sympathy in Case of Missing Cop Seizure

A September 2013 police raid on Micah Jessop and Brittan Ashjian, two Fresno businessmen suspected of running an illegal gambling ring, netted hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and rare coins that were seized as evidence. Their names were cleared, but most of that money mysteriously disappeared – and Jessop and Ashjian never saw their property again.

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California Lawmaker Introduces ‘Sunshine Week’ Transparency Bills

It was a tale of two San Diegos this week as a state assemblyman Thursday introduced two bills aimed at increasing government transparency following the public backlash which led a state senator earlier in the week to kill a bill he’d written with the city attorney which would have made it harder to recover attorney’s fees under the California Public Records Act.

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