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WDBJ7 ReporterIt was business as usual for the seven supervisors of Pittsylvania County. "Mr. Chairman, I think we have a handout," said one board member during the meeting. The room, barely occupied. Some supervisors thought there would be more people. The room...
A federal judge says the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors' practice of opening meetings with sectarian prayer is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski issued a permanent injunction Wednesday barring the board from opening...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A two-year moratorium on the use of drones by police and government agencies is now in the hands of Gov. Bob McDonnell. The Senate accepted a House amendment Thursday and voted 40-0 to pass the moratorium legislation....
Danville Newsroom ChiefThe dispute over prayer in Pittsylvania County returned to a federal courtroom Friday morning. Barbara Hudson and the American Civil Liberties Union have been suing the county Board of Supervisors. They say prayers conducted before board meetings are...
WDBJ7 ReporterInvasion of privacy or an easy way to catch criminals?"All the officer has to do is just drive down the street and the camera does all the capturing," said Danville Police Officer Jerry Pace. It's a police officer's easiest tool on the road. "A camera...
Attorneys for Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union want a federal appeals court to rule that clicking the "Like" button on the social networking site is constitutionally protected speech. Friend of the court briefs were filed this week in...
Anchor/ReporterSome fiery words in the battle over prayer in Pittsylvania County. Hundreds of pages of newly filed court documents show the woman filing suit against the county's board of supervisors called the area "a third world country." It's never been about the...
UPDATE: July 2, 2012: The battle over the Ten Commandments in Giles County Schools is officially over. Both the school board and the anonymous family that sued have reached a settlement. WDBJ7 told you last week the display of historical American...
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One of Virginia's most conservative lawmakers is working with the ACLU on legislation to regulate the use of unmanned aerial drones in the state. Republican Del. Todd Gilbert of Shenandoah County and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia said...
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UPDATED: WDBJ7 speaks with woman who filed prayer lawsuit against Pittsylvania County Board of SupervisorsThe American Civil Liberties Union has complied with a judge's order and released the name of the person in the Pittsylvania County prayer lawsuit. According to court files, the "Jane Doe" in the case is Barbara Hudson, a lawyer in Chatham. A federal...
ReporterYou won't hear the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors praying, at least for now. A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction, silencing the board until a federal lawsuit is settled. "It's tough, it's going to be a long battle. We knew that,...
Tags: Trials, Pittsylvania County, Trials, Court Preliminary, Judges
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