40 ABA Journal Fifth Amendment articles.
A law student at Washington and Lee University who is planning an October wedding is challenging a Virginia law that requires couples getting married to list their race.
Sep 9, 2019 2:33 PM CDT
A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that the federal government’s terrorism watchlist violates the due process rights of U.S. citizens who are in the database. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga of Alexandria ruled Wednesday
that the government provides no notice to people who were included on the list, no explanation of the criteria or evidence used to determine watchlist status, and no process to get off the list.
Sep 6, 2019 10:01 AM CDT
Noncitizens subject to expedited removal have a statutory right to a lawyer, at their own expense, in proceedings before immigration judges to determine whether they have a reasonable fear of persecution in their home country, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Aug 21, 2019 11:02 AM CDT
A lawyer for a defendant charged with bank robbery noticed something amiss when he received the six photos shown to four tellers to see whether they could identify the suspect.
Aug 20, 2019 10:21 AM CDT
An en banc appeals court has struck down Virginia’s habitual drunkard law in a closely divided opinion.
The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law is…
Jul 17, 2019 4:10 PM CDT
Two lawsuits filed Tuesday on behalf of immigrant aid organizations seek to block a new asylum rule that would prevent most immigrants at the southern border from applying for asylum.
Jul 17, 2019 11:00 AM CDT
• The Department of Justice is investigating a federal prosecutor accused of falsely blaming case delays on a nonexistent backlog at the Washington, D.C., crime lab, according to court filings.…
Jul 9, 2019 4:23 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider once again whether the family of a Mexican teen has an implied right to sue in U.S. courts for his fatal cross-border…
May 28, 2019 12:22 PM CDT
When Austin Greening shot and killed his friend and fellow sailor in 2013, he was charged with murder in a Virginia court and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to serve three years, with two and a half years suspended.
May 6, 2019 12:23 PM CDT
GPS electronic monitoring devices made by a company called the Track Group can call and record people who are required to wear the ankle monitors because they are on probation or awaiting trial.
Apr 9, 2019 11:39 AM CDT