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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Posting juror’s address was free speech, judge rules

A Chicago federal judge today dismissed charges of threatening a juror, ruling that Web posts by a Roanoke neo-Nazi were protected by the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman held that merely publishing the address and other particulars about ...

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Former Kaine supporter backing McDonnell

Sheila Johnson, a co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, is crossing party lines to endorse Republican Bob McDonnell for governor. According to The Washington Post, Johnson, who chaired Gov. Kaine’s inaugural committee, said she believes the former attorney general is the ...

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Database helps identify the dead

The U.S. Department of Justice has created a national database that aims to match names and histories with countless unidentified bodies. The National Missing and Unidentifed Persons System (NamUs), gives police, medical examiners, coroners and family members of missing people ...

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Summary Dispositions (access required)

The Court of Appeals has decided the following administrative appeals by summary disposition: ABR Servs. Inc. v. Le, No. 0126-09-4, June 2, 2009, upholding a decision that claimant had suffered a 44-percent permanent partial disability to each of his lower ...

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Criminal – Uttering False Check – Post-Release Supervision (access required)

The Court of Appeals dismisses as moot defendant appeal claiming the trial court erred in imposing six months of post-release supervision to her sentence for uttering a false check, as defendant has served her active sentence and her post-release supervision ...

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Criminal – Attempted Capital Murder – Miranda Warnings (access required)

A defendant who had two firearms and who appeared suicidal as police talked with him for nearly an hour in an attempt to save his life, and who responded to officers’ attempt to disarm him with beanbag ammunition and taser ...

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Environmental – Clean Air Reg – Nitrous Oxide Cap – ‘Purchase’ (access required)

The Court of Appeals says the State Air Pollution Control Board exceeded its statutory authority by adopting a regulation published at 9 VAC § 5-140-1061, which governs the nitrogen oxide annual emissions cap and effectively prohibits a unit or facility ...

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Administrative – ABC License – Drunken Customer (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds suspension of appellant’s license to sell alcoholic beverages because there was substantial evidence to support the conclusion of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board that appellant knew or should have known that a customer already was ...

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