Virginia transgender bathroom use case returns to lower court; Loudoun free speech case could affect Trump lawsuit

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Aug. 4.

Virginia’s 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent Gavin Grimm’s case against the Glouchester County School Board back to a lower court to decide whether the case is null now that Grimm has graduated. Grimm, a transgender boy, was denied use of the boy’s bathroom at his high school.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

A Loudoun County man won his case against Board of Supervisors chairwoman Phyllis Randall after arguing she infringed on his right to free speech when she blocked him from her Facebook page. The outcome of that case could affect politicians around the country, including President Donald Trump, who faces a lawsuit that claims he is silencing criticism by blocking other Twitter users.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Special counsel Robert Mueller called in a grand jury as part of his investigation into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
(The Washington Post)

A Fredericksburg man has been charged with abduction, assault and battery after allegedly holding a woman and two children captive for two years.
(The Washington Post)

Painting rocks with messages and designs and hiding them for others to find is a rising trend among kids, and they’re now cropping up in Loudoun.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s yellow lab Guinness has died. He was just over 1 year old.
(The Washington Post)

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