Social Media

A woman sufficiently argued that Frederick County Public Schools’ social media accounts were public forums and school system leadership “engaged in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination” by blocking her and deleting her comments criticizing the system’s Covid-19 protocols and face mask policy, a federal court in Virginia ruled, declining to dismiss some of her claims against the school board.

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White’s Ferry

White’s Ferry, which has shuttled passengers and goods between Maryland and Virginia for more than 200 years, announced its closure Monday, citing a trial court ruling last month that found it had trespassed on property owned by Rockland Farm, LLC, after the termination of a license agreement. Rockland Farm said there was no final court order that would prevent the ferry from operating, and the decision to cease operations was “solely made by White’s Ferry.”

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Heard Must Hand Over Arrest Record in Depp Defamation Case

Two years to the day after Amber Heard published an editorial describing the backlash she faced as a domestic abuse survivor, a Virginia judge ordered the actress to produce her arrest record as part of discovery in a defamation case brought by her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

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