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W&L law professor volunteers for Justice Department

Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer will work on appeals at the U.S. Attorney’s office on a pro bono basis. According to a press release from Washington & Lee, Prof. Spencer will be assigned to the district’s Appellate Unit, assisting the ...

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W&L law professor volunteers for Justice Department

Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer will work on appeals at the U.S. Attorney’s office on a pro bono basis. According to a press release from Washington & Lee, Prof. Spencer will be assigned to the district’s Appellate Unit, assisting the ...

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Domestic Relations – Parents Clash Over Shots for Child (access required)

Dad says mom is “manipulating” the court with her anti-vaccine stance, but a Fairfax Circuit Court says mom has a bona fide religious objection, and gives mom sole authority for medical decisions. Grzyb v. Grzyb (VLW 009-8-131) (11 pp.)

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Murder charges dismissed in death of Roanoke lawyer

The trial of a man accused in the death of Roanoke lawyer Tom Farrell will go forward on manslaughter and felony hit-and-run charges, but the judge has dismissed murder charges against Jeffery Young. There were no witnesses to the 2008 ...

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Criminal – Prosecutors Faulted on Discovery (access required)

The 4th Circuit says it “hardly approves” of how the prosecution handled discovery, but its failure to share a binder listing controlled drug buys at a Luray motel did not prejudice defendant. U.S. v. Jeffers (VLW 009-2-110) (23 pp.)

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Similar crime evidence refused in lawyer death case

The jury hearing the case against a man accused of running down and killing a Roanoke lawyer will not get to hear about a similar vehicle assault that occurred two days later. Circuit Judge William Alexander excluded the evidence late ...

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Who’ll lead VSB in 2011-12?

What if nobody wanted to be president of the Virginia State Bar? You get there by submitting a petition with 50 names on it by Oct. 1 to be the president-elect designate 21 months before your term as president would ...

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