Posts Tagged ‘First Amendment’

Defamation in Virginia

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Broadly speaking, defamation is any false communication that damages a person’s reputation. That simple definition, however, belies the complexities of defamation law, especially in Virginia. For instance, what is a communication? Who must prove that the communication is false? Must the communicator have known of the statement’s falsity? When is a person’s reputation damaged? How…

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COVID-19 Restrictions and the First Amendment

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For the past several weeks, COVID-19 or novel coronavirus has spread throughout the United States, contributing to an unprecedented pandemic. From school to work to where we shop and eat, this serious disease impacted almost every facet of our daily lives. State governments have responded to COVID-19 in various ways, including through executive orders. These…

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