1st Amendment – ANOTHER BLISTERING CRITICISM OF PETERSBURG GOVERNMENT BY THE COURTS TODAY WITH AN OPINION BY THE 4TH CIRCUIT STRIKING DOWN PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT BAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM OF THE DEPARTMENT

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12-15-2016– THE US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE 4th CIRCUIT REMOVES WHAT IT DESCRIBED AS A “VIRTUAL BLANKET PROHIBITION ON ALL SPEECH CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYER” BY STRIKING DOWN PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT’S BAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM OF THE DEPARTMENT. In a sharply worded opinion issued on 12-15-2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declared […]

How do I subpoena out-of-state documents from a nonresident non-party?

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Question: How do I subpoena out-of-state documents from a nonresident non-party? Answer: Through the Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act. Code §§ 8.01-412.8 et seq. A Virginia court does not have the power to force a nonresident non-party to produce documents located out of the state.  Enforcement of a subpoena seeking out-of-state discovery is generally governed […]