Saturday, March 08, 2003
According to this report, in another Virginia internet case, Judge Moon of the W.D. Va. dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction a lawsuit by Jerry Falwell against an Illinois resident who operates an anti-Falwell website. Judge Moon relied on this recent Fourth Circuit opinion, which dealt similarly with a Southwest Virginia prison official's claim against a Connecticut newspaper.
This article describes the position of Virginia's Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled, which disagreed with Attorney General Kilgore's states' rights position on the issue of the amenability of states to suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This Richmond Times-Dispatch article describes the Attorney General's views and explains how the California case on which the Supreme Court had granted certiorari was withdrawn.