Microaggressions

A man dismissed from the University of Virginia School of Medicine after asking questions during a panel on microaggressions may pursue his First Amendment retaliation claim against various individuals at the school, because he has alleged sufficient facts to show that his comments were protected speech, were not made at inappropriate times or places and were not “disruptive or offensive,” a federal court in the state ruled.

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Devin Nunes

A federal court in Virginia dismissed Congressman Devin Nunes’ RICO claims against research firm Fusion GPS, finding he failed to show he was directly injured by the defendant acting with the Campaign For Accountability, which made an ethics complaint against him, or that the firm’s creation of a “dossier” about him directly harmed his business as a U.S. representative.

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Virginia Senator Faces Uphill Battle Against Censure Over Capitol Rally

Republican Amanda Chase claims her political punishment for speaking at a Trump rally just before the deadly Capitol insurrection violated her free speech rights, but a federal judge questioned whether his court is the right place for the dispute.

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