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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules In Favor of Dreamers

November 9, 2018

In an action challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of preliminary injunctive relief, and affirmed in part the district court’s partial grant and partial denial of the government’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.

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AG Herring Condemns Trump Administration’s Treatment Of Detained Immigrant Children

November 8, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring yesterday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general condemning the proposed rule to circumvent Flores Agreement, which provides important protections for migrant children in detention.

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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty To Firearms And Counterfeit Currency Offenses

November 7, 2018

A man from the Washington, DC area, Kevin Bushrod, 31, pleaded guilty today to possessing multiple firearms as a convicted felon and passing counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes.

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U.S. Attorney Announcement On 2018 Midterm Elections – Alexandria

November 6, 2018

On Nov. 1, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger announced that Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Gillis will lead the efforts here in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Gillis has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the Alexandria Division of the Eastern District of Virginia.

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AG Herring Supports New Jersey’s Ban On Large-Capacity Magazines

November 5, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a coalition of 16 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment permits reasonable gun safety laws.

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Commonwealth’s Attorney On Cash Bail Reform

November 1, 2018

Theo Stamos, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County/City of Falls Church, announced today that her office will cease recommending money bonds in most low-level misdemeanor cases while also calling on Virginia lawmakers to take up cash bail reform this coming session.

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Police Seek Information About Farea Sisters Disappearance

October 31, 2018

New York City Police Department detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the Farea sisters who were found on the bank of the Hudson River on Oct. 24. Tala, 16, and Rotana, 22, both from Fairfax Corner, VA were reported missing to the Fairfax County Police Department on Sept. 12. FCPD is assisting NYPD in the investigation.

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NVCC Alert – Alexandria Campus Sexual Assault

October 26, 2018

On Thursday, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College police were notified of a sexual assault that occurred at 12:30 p.m. in the Bisdorf building at the Alexandria campus. The incident occurred when a student inappropriately touched another student without consent. 

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AG Herring Calls For Reforms To Virginia’s Cash Bail System

October 22, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today called for reforms to Virginia’s cash bail system. In letter and legal memo to Virginia State Crime Commission, Herring outlines potential policy and constitutional concerns with current system and principles for ensuring public safety without unnecessarily jailing low-income Virginians.

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Manafort To Be Sentenced February 8 In Virginia

October 22, 2018

Paul J. Manafort, Jr. of Alexandria, VA, appeared before Judge T.S. Ellis, III in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Oct. 19. The judge set Manafort’s sentencing date in Alexandria for Feb. 8, 2019.

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