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Lawsuit aims to bar activity by private military groups

Charlottesville officials vote to join effort based on obscure provision in Virginia’s constitution

Charlottesville officials voted Thursday to join a lawsuit intended to prevent a repeat of the violence at a white-nationalist rally in August by targeting the groups of "alt-right warriors" and heavily armed militiamen who showed up at the demonstration. The lawsuit hangs on a rarely invoked provision of Virginia's constitution that attorneys say bars private military ...

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