The EDVA Norfolk Blog

I’m Well-Versed in Bird Law.

Paul, Dustin M. 08/14/2019

Whether for work or vacation, many of us have traveled to and from North Carolina.  Some of us have seen or interacted with the state’s law enforcement officials.  I had my own interaction once; the officer and I were very cordial to one another, and the speeding ticket he issued was deserved.  But others take… Read more »

EDVA CASE TO WATCH: Back Bay Restoration v. US Army Corps of Engineers,

Paul, Dustin M. 07/24/2019

 (2:19-cv-00323-AWA-DEM) On June 20, 2019, the Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Ltd. filed suit seeking to enjoin a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers that would allow the construction of a parking lot, residential buildings, and trails in the Pungo neighborhood of Virginia Beach.  The Plaintiff Foundation, which claims 1,800 members on whose behalf… Read more »

EDVA TRIVIA: Once the Fourth Circuit Overturned Justice Rehnquist!

Paul, Dustin M. 07/19/2019

While serving as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice William Rehnquist presided over a trial in the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.  The case, Heislup v. Town of Colonial Beach, involved accusations that the plaintiff was suspended as a police officer for several days after making a public statement regarding police… Read more »

Non-EDVA Case of the Month (July)

Paul, Dustin M. 07/16/2019

On June 25, 2019, the Second Circuit heard oral arguments that might cause flashbacks to the first year of law school for most lawyers.  In 1958, H.L.A. Hart posed a hypothetical in a Harvard Law Review article that has been repeated countless time in law school classrooms.  If a legal rule forbids you to take… Read more »

EDVA CASE TO WATCH: Morrison v. Norfolk Southern

Vandeventer Black 07/11/2019

(2:19-cv-00296-RAJ-DEM) On June 3, 2019, William Morrison sued Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation in the Norfolk Division asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act alleging that a job offer was withdrawn because of his weight.  The plaintiff alleges this action violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Within the Complaint, the plaintiff attributes his high body… Read more »