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The District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a declaratory judgment holding that an elected official's Facebook page operated as a forum for speech under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and that the elected official violated Plaintiff's right of free speech when the official banned Plaintiff from her Facebook page. , Defendant, Phyllis J. Randall, Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, temporarily banned the Plaintiff from posting on her "Chair Phyllis J. Randall" Facebook page because she was offended by his criticism of her "colleagues on the School Board," whom he had accused unethical behavior.
JD Supra, Mon, Oct 23 2017 @ 11:12 AM
At about 6 a.m., officers responded to Pebble Run Place and Overland Drive in Loudoun County, where the driver of a Jeep Wrangler lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, Loudoun police said in a statement. The Jeep rolled several times, and the driver, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, died at the scene, the statement said.
The Washington Post, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 12:09 PM
A man who escaped from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on the Dulles Toll Road for several hours in July before being found has been sentenced for assault. Marlon Rivas-Mendez, 28, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison.
WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 08:48 PM
The Washington West Film Festival - presented by Boeing - is set to take place from Wednesday, Oct. 25 to Monday, Oct. 30, and offer screenings all across Northern Virginia from Reston and Arlington to eastern Loudoun County.
Fairfax Times, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 01:43 PM
A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast.
GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
Sterling resident Darwin Martinez-Torres has been indicted on capital murder, rape, and six other charges in the death of Reston teen Nabra Hassanen, according to The Associated Press and other media reports.
Fairfax Times, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:14 PM