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Putney calls for return of diploma (access required)

A powerful Virginia lawmaker says the police chief in Charlotte, N.C., should return a bachelor’s degree he did not earn, or complete the work needed for the Virginia Commonwealth University diploma. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported last week that Del. Lacey ...

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AP polls strengths, weaknesses of presidential candidates in Va. (access required)

The Associated Press got a take on the strengths and weaknesses of the presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain from the eyes of Virginians through an exit poll of 2,500 voters. OBAMA’S STRENGTHS: Obama did best among those under ...

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Experts to debate campaign financing (access required)

The University of Richmond law school will host a debate on “Hard Questions about Soft Money: Campaign Finance Reform and Fiscal Freedom in Today’s Economy.” The debate on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. will be held in the law school’s ...

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Former Dominion executive joins McGuireWoods LLP (access required)

Eva Teig Hardy, retired executive vice president of Dominion Resources and former Virginia cabinet member, has joined McGuireWoods LLP as a senior policy advisor and consultant. She will be based out of the firm’s Richmond office. Hardy worked in public ...

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VSB Young Lawyers celebrate women, minorities on bench (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference will be holding a bench-bar dinner at the Bull & Bear Club in Richmond this evening in celebration of women and minorities in the legal profession. Supreme Court Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn, one ...

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High court adopts rules on foreign legal consultants (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has adopted a rule that provides for the certification of foreign legal consultants. The Virginia State Bar Council, acting on the recommendation of its task force on multijurisdictional practice, first recommended approval of Rule 1A:7 ...

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Va. election officials oppose counting military ballots

State election officials sued by the McCain campaign say Virginia law requires them to ignore any ballots received after Election Day, even though many military voters may not have received absentee ballots in time to be delivered back to registrars ...

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Admiralty – Contract Breach – In Rem Action – ‘Ships To Reef’ Program (access required)

Although an obsolete Navy ship is declassified and “dead,” plans to use it as an artificial reef off Key West make the ship a “vessel” subject to admiralty jurisdiction. Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. v. U.S.A.F. General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (USDC-ED) (VLW ...

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Enough already.

That’s what the Virginia Court of Appeals said this week to a Fairfax couple who divorced in 2006 but still managed to accumulate a 6,000-page, 19-volume joint appendix in their 2008 appeal. Jeffrey and Lynette Fadness married in 1980 and ...

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Wild times in Culpeper

The Culpeper County supervisors must have felt like they were chasing their tails trying to make sense of the definitions in the new county animal code.  County Attorney Roy Thorpe was telling the board that they should update the county ...

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