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Lawyers can pitch case to an online jury (access required)

Lawyers understand the many facets of trial. They know the judge, the opposing attorneys and the law, and they use this knowledge to determine the value of a case. But what they don’t know – the “x-factor,” so to speak ...

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High court won’t stop sports elimination at JMU (access required)

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has ended a group’s attempt to immediately halt a Virginia university’s plan to eliminate 10 athletic teams. The high court refused last week to consider a request from Equity in Athletics, Inc., to immediately stop James Madison ...

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Marshals highlight their judicial security efforts (access required)

ARLINGTON—Four years after the husband and mother of a federal judge were murdered in their home by a disgruntled litigant, federal marshals have significantly increased resources dedicated to judicial security. At a ceremony last week, the U.S. Marshals Service highlighted ...

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DNA result may clear man convicted of rape (access required)

DNA testing from a 1984 rape has implicated a notorious Richmond-area serial rapist who’s already behind bars instead of another man who was convicted for the attack. Thomas E. Haynesworth, 43, was convicted of the rape in Richmond, as well ...

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Criminal – Sentencing Guidelines – Ex Post Facto Violation (access required)

Sentencing a defendant convicted of a May 16, 2006 firearms offense under the 2008 federal sentencing guidelines would violate the Ex Post Facto Clause, a Richmond U.S. District Court says, and defendant will be sentenced under the 2005 guidelines. Defendant ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On March 24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the Virginia law license of Nathan H. Wasser of Cumberland, Md. According to the VSB, Wasser consented to the revocation. He was disbarred in Maryland on Feb. 3, and his ...

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Employment Discrimination – Race – Government Contractor – Lab Supervisor – Mixed Motive (access required)

An African-American woman who was transferred by her employer, a government contractor, to a different job and location, with retention of the same salary and benefits, and who later was disadvantaged by her placement on “displaced status” with a change ...

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Employment Discrimination – Race – Hostile Environment (access required)

An African-American woman formerly employed by the Executive Office of Immigration Review in DOJ loses on summary judgment her pro se suit alleging race discrimination and harassment, because she has been unable or unwilling to refute the employer’s explanation that ...

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