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Virginia Legislative Update for 2014


Virginia’s 2014 Legislative Session ended up being quite dynamic, with a number of legislative victories. These changes will go into effect tomorrow – July 1, 2014. 647 more words

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Reminder: VDACS Charitable Organization Form 102 Due May 15!

To all Virginia nonprofits, this is a reminder that May 15 is the deadline to renew your Form 102 with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. 80 more words

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Be Careful What You Ask For: The Dire Consequences of Backyard Chickens

Arlington County has been considering allowing backyard hens for a while now. It is commendable to find a way to obtain eggs in a way that doesn’t support big farms and the egg industry. 888 more words

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Ring in the New Year -- but not too loudly!

By all means, ring in 2014 – but don’t be too loud!  You may be kicking off the new year with a new noise ordinance. 308 more words

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A Sniff Is A Search By Any Other Name, But Is It Reliable? Florida v. Jardines and Florida v. Harris

The United States Supreme Court has weighed in on two K9 cases to conclude that a sniff is a search that must be supported by probable cause, and the reliability of that search is judged under the totality of the circumstances by examining the dog’s training and performance in controlled certification and training settings. 1,325 more words

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