A Virginia lawyer is on his way to the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the right of a man to grow a beard. Seven states will be watching that case closely.
Gregory Holt is serving a life sentence for burglary and domestic battery in Arkansas – one of seven states that bar prisoners from growing a beard. His lawyer says that’s a problem, because Holt is a Muslim.
Douglas Laycock, a professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Virginia. He says Holt got all the way to the Supreme Court without the help of a lawyer:
Police officers in Chesterfield County have received some personal insights on interacting with mentally ill individuals...and a Hampton Roads woman found out it's not always easy to take a child out of martial arts training.
Those stories have been among the most frequently viewed over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.
It’s been nearly three years since the federal government issued legal guidelines for universities facing an epidemic of sexual misconduct on campus. This week, the of Virginia hosts the first conference of its kind – a two-day program for college presidents and other administrators struggling to understand and manage students in the age of hooking up.