The Bulletin

Virginia lacks a shield law for reporters and more headlines

By: - March 27, 2023 7:15 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Sen. Joe Morrissey’s attempts to subpoena communications records of journalist Brandon Jarvis is highlighting Virginia’s lack of a shield law protecting reporters from legal efforts to expose their sources.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The Supreme Court of Virginia voided a Fairfax County zoning overhaul after ruling local officials didn’t have legal authority to conduct non-pressing government business electronically during the COVID-19 pandemic.—InsideNoVa

• A member of the Loudoun County School Board is planning to sue her colleagues for not letting her participate in public meetings remotely due to a disability.—Loudoun Now

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed a bill to commemorate historic “Green Book” sites, businesses that were friendly to Black travelers in the Jim Crow era.—WTKR

• A geomagnetic storm produced colorful auroras visible “unusually far south,” including in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.—Washington Post


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