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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Civil Rights – First Amendment – Law Student – Listserv Image (access required)

Regent University wins summary judgment in Norfolk U.S. District Court against a law student who was suspended for one year for carrying an electric stun gun in violation of a campus weapons policy and for violation of the Standard of ...

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Criminal – Child Porn – Obscene Anime Cartoons – E-Mail Fantasies (access required)

The 4th Circuit denies rehearing and rehearing en banc of a defendant’s child pornography convictions for knowing receipt on a computer of obscene Japanese anime cartoons depicting minors in sexually explicit conduct, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1462, and ...

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Criminal – Child Porn – Obscene Anime Cartoons – E-Mail Fantasies (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a defendant’s child pornography conviction for knowing receipt on a computer of obscene Japanese anime cartoons depicting minors in sexually explicit conduct, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1462. Discovered using a public computer at the ...

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Administrative – Surface Mining Regulation – Remand Order – Partial Success – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A West Virginia conservation group that won a remand order from the federal Interior Board of Land Appeals directing the OSM, the federal agency that regulates surface mining, to perform certain regulatory duties, is eligible for an award of attorney’s ...

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Employment Discrimination – In-House Counsel Protected by Privilege (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court will not compel a hospital’s HR consultant and its in-house lawyer to testify about plaintiff’s termination, because the communications at issue are plainly subject to the attorney-client privilege. Billings v. Stonewall Jackson Hospital (VLW 009-3-339) ...

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New legal links listing

Who better than a law librarian to pull together a listing of Internet sites for lawyers and other legal professionals? Tim Coggins, head of the law library at the University of Richmond, has been in demand for his power-point programs ...

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Deeds’ victory sets up rematch of ’05 AG race

A state senator and small-town lawyer pulled off a surprising win in Virginia’s Democratic primary for governor, besting a former legislative colleague and the well-funded Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Last Tuesday’s victory by Democrat ...

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