August 14, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday declined to stay its decision declaring Virginia's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional. Citizens of Virginia voted to amend the Virginia Constitution in 2006 to define marriage as solely between one man and one ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Commonwealth of Virginia on Monday filed a notice of appeal of a recent ruling overturning the state's constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage, to the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The amendment was struck down as unconstitutional in the US District Court for the ...[read more]
December 19, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 19, 2007, the US Congress passed by voice vote theNICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, which closed aloophole that allowed Virginia Tech shooterSeung-Hui Cho to purchase firearms despite a court order mandating his psychiatric treatment. The US House of Representativesapprove... ...[read more]
December 9, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Officials at Virginia Tech acted unlawfully by waiting too long to notify students during the 2007 shootings, according to a report released Thursday by the US Department of Education. According to the report, Virginia Tech officials failed to comply with the Clery Act, which requires universitie... ...[read more]
May 7, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The security company known formerly as Blackwater Worldwide on Thursday concluded its operations in Baghdad as its contract to protect American diplomats in Iraq ended. A spokesperson from the US Embassy in Iraq said that the company, nos called XE, will remain in southern Iraq until the summer. ...[read more]
December 20, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The US Senate and House of Representatives Wednesday passed by voice vote the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, which closes a loophole that allowed Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho to purchase firearms despite a court order mandating psychiatric treatment. The US House first approved ...[read more]
July 21, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US District Court of the Western District of Virgina on Friday sentenced three former executives of the Purdue Frederick Company, manufacturer of painkiller OxyContin, to three years of probation and 400 hours of community service in drug treatment programs. The three executives, including ...[read more]
June 13, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The US House of Representatives Wednesday passed the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, which closes a loophole that allowed Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho to purchase firearms despite a court order mandating psychiatric treatment. The bill mandates improvements in state reporting to ...[read more]
June 13, 2007
by Michael Sung
Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virgina Tech Tragedy, US Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, and Department of Education, June 13, 2007. Read the full text of the report. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
April 30, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine issued an executive order Monday closing the loophole that allowed Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho to purchase a firearm despite having been ordered to receive psychiatric treatment by a Virginia court in 2005. The executive order amends Virginia law so that any ...[read more]

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