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Evidence standards: your mileage may vary

As Roanoke lawyers pondered the prospects for an official Virginia Code of Evidence last week at a bench-bar conference, presenter John Oakey recalled the variations in trial gatekeeping by Virginia’s federal judges prior to the establishment of federal rules of ...

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Deal looming on evaluations (access required)

A meeting between three members of the House Courts of Justice Committee and three members of the Supreme Court of Virginia appears to have defused – but hardly eliminated – animosity over the judicial performance evaluation program. At the meeting ...

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Keenan, Lauck gain top bar nods (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan received the highest endorsement from five bar groups for a vacancy on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck had the same degree of support for ...

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Condo answers Brownlee (access required)

Dear Editor: As the person who served as chair of the state bar’s Judicial Nominations Committee from 2005 to 2007, which included the time of Mr. John Brownlee’s candidacy for appointment to the United States District Court, I write to ...

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