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Bush nominates Conrad

President Bush nominated federal district Judge Glen E. Conrad of Roanoke to a seat on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. The Associated Press has the story. Conrad has been a judge on the U.S. District Court ...

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McDonnell sues car title lender

Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell credits a Charlottesville weekly paper for exposing violations of Virginia’s consumer finance act. The AG news release is here.

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Cumberland Gap docket

Apparently, there are a lot of cases coming out of the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, because the federal judges are calling for back-up in this order posted on the Western District’s website.

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And your mother’s a squid

A couple of Roanoke lawyers who jabbed at each other during closing arguments got the attention of a federal judge in U.S. v. Adams, but neither lawyer stepped over the line barring misconduct. Defendant Robert Adams, a former sergeant in ...

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Scalia out of the no-comment closet

We’re still waiting for the Virginia Lawyers Weekly interview with Antonin Scalia, but if you have been wondering why the notably media-wary justice has suddenly embraced electronic attention (other than book promotion, of course), there’s this bite from a new ...

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Pop songs and political hijinks

Reporters have been busy documenting the shenanigans leading up to yesterday’s municipal elections around Virginia. There was a Roanoke candidate who took out newspaper ads without disclosing his identity. In St. Paul, some people registered to vote even though they ...

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Eyebrows in motion

It had escaped our notice until today, but government has gone to You Tube in a big way. Virginia alone has 25 agencies using the do-it-yourself video website. Even Roanoke County has its own You Tube site. The latest entry ...

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New VSB council members elected

Five new members of Virginia State Bar Council prevailed in contested mail ballot elections in the 2nd, 4th, 13th, 14th and 18th circuits. In addition, George W. Shanks moved from an ex officio position as head of the Senior Lawyers ...

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