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VSB dismisses ethics charge against Bryant (access required)

The attorney for Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attor-ney Harvey L. Bryant III had a succinct explanation for the dismissal of an ethics complaint filed against Bryant by the city’s nine circuit judges. “It is not against the rules to say something ...

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The Death of the Billable Hour? (access required)

Some law firms unchain first-year lawyers from its requirements For years, experts have predicted the imminent death of the billable hour, but for some first-year associates, the predictions are finally coming true. Starting this year, Atlanta-based Ford & Harrison completely ...

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Prior plea agreement bars murder charge (access required)

A drug defendant’s murder conviction has been reversed because his earlier plea agreement barred his prosecution for the murder. Interpreting language in a standard plea agreement, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 4 in U.S. v. Jordan ...

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A thing without feathers

Hope, Emily Dickinson famously once wrote, is a thing with feathers. The new logo for the College of William and Mary is a thing without feathers. The NCAA decided the two feathers on the school’s previous logo were “hostile and ...

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So you’re 18…

There are 18, count ‘em, 18 candidates seeking two soon-to-be-available circuit judgeships in Chesapeake. One seat is open now, following the appointment of Judge S. Bernard Goodwyn to the Supreme Court of Virginia last month. Judge Frederick Creekmore will be ...

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