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Lawyer claims Bush acted on flawed legal analysis (access required)

A recently declassified government memo that was rescinded nine months after it was written shows that President Bush acted on a flawed legal analysis when he designated Ali al-Marri an enemy combatant, a lawyer for the imprisoned man says in ...

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Katz, Mason’s Brott earn pro bono awards (access required)

Phyllis C. Katz, a Richmond attorney and a co-founder of the Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC), will receive the 2008 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award from the Virginia State Bar. The award will be presented at the ...

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VSB Family Law Section honors Barnes, Schrier-Polak (access required)

Edward L. Barnes, a family lawyer in Chesterfield County and the founding chair of the National Center for Family Law at the University of Richmond, will receive the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section. ...

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Bacigal gains honor from VSB Criminal Law Section (access required)

Ronald J. Bacigal, a University of Richmond law professor and an expert on Virginia criminal law, has received the 2008 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. “There is no one in ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On March 18, 2008, the Third District Committee, Section III, imposed a public admonition with terms on Richmond lawyer John B. Mann. According to the Virginia State Bar, Mann violated the professional rule that governs diligence and promptness for his ...

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Bad dog

The pit bull that belonged to the son of Elsie Campbell was a bad dog all right. So bad, in fact, that Campbell wouldn’t get out of her car when she went to the house that she owned and allowed ...

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Comeback story

Bruce C. Britton has been without a valid Virginia law license for 19 years. According to this announcement, on June 27, the State Bar disciplinary board will hear his request for reinstatement. Mr. Britton told the VSB that he wants ...

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Finger splint infringement

A new copyright law opinion from U.S. District Judge Norman Moon gains our notice for several reasons. It sheds light on a niche market — “fine quality jewelry” finger splints. It includes a citation to Green Eggs and Ham. And ...

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