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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Lethal injection upheld

As reported on SCOTUSblog: In a widely splintered decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for death-row executions to resume across the country, concluding that the most common method of lethal injection does not violate the Constitution. The ...

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Bell unrung

Scratch one name from the list of potential candidates for Attorney General. According to this item from the Daily Progress, Charlottesville delegate Rob Bell will trade a campaign for the pleasures of fatherhood. Update: Not to be outdone, Republican State ...

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Dodd speaks at Holocaust Museum

In reinforcing the rule of law, the Nuremberg Trials established and highlighted the fact of the Holocaust, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn. said Saturday evening at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Dodd is the son of Thomas J. Dodd, the late ...

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Court hears R-MWC arguments

An attorney told the Supreme Court of Virginia today that the court has never addressed the relationship between a college and its students. Wyatt B. Durrette Jr., representing alumnae and students of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, contended that the relationship is ...

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Real Estate – Church Property – Church ‘Division’ (access required)

In this dispute over ownership of property on which are situated Episcopal churches that wish to dissociate from the Episcopal Church of the U.S. and the Diocese of Virginia, a Fairfax Circuit Court finds that a “division” has occurred under ...

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Medical Malpractice – Limitations – Practice As Defendant (access required)

A circuit court overrules a plea of the statute of limitations based on defendant’s contention that there is a distinction between the doctor’s medical practice as a defendant, and other agents or employees of that practice. The heart of the ...

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Unemployment Comp – Perfecting Appeal – Necessary Party (access required)

A circuit court dismiss claimant’s appeal of a denial of unemployment benefits because claimant has failed to perfect his appeal by naming all the necessary parties. Plaintiff’s filing and complaint name Norma C. Turner of the commission as the only ...

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Negligence – Workers’ Comp Bar – Truck Driver (access required)

A circuit court overrules defendant’s plea of the workers’ comp bar to a suit by a truck driver who was injured when he slipped on snow and ice but his own employer had no responsibility for property maintenance or snow ...

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Environmental – Pollution Permit – Sulfur Dioxide (access required)

An electric power company loses its appeal of an award of a permit by the State Air Pollution Control Board that set limits on the emission of sulfur dioxide from the company’s Potomac River Generation Station in Alexandria owned by ...

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