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On February 2, 2004, a federal judge overturned a Virginia abortion law.  He said it was a "no-brain case" and that it invaded the privacy right of the woman.  The judge's name is Richard L. Williams.  He is a U.S. District judge.  Some people, including Virginia congressman John Cosgrove, who is trying to pass a similar law, were suprised about the judge's ruling.  Cosgrove said that he won't give up on the bill just yet.

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Richard Williams

Sources:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/02/02/national1852EST0857.DTL

http://www.southampton.gov.uk/council/wards/woolston.asp

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Jordan Pangelinan
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