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Journalists’ group helps with Collegiate Times lawsuit

The Society of Professional Journalists is helping the Virginia Tech student newspaper with its legal fight to get information from the West Virginia State Police. The Collegiate Times will receive $1,000 from the society’s legal defense fund to help obtain ...

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Wild goose chase sends man into court

A traffic judge was lenient in the jaywalking case of a man who tried to help geese cross the Fairfax County Parkway. According to The Washington Post, Jozsef Vamosi pulled his car to the side of the busy road during ...

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No old farmhouse for Souter

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter has opted for a $500,000 suburban New Hampshire home instead of his aging family farmhouse. According to The New York Times, Justice Souter has concerns that the farmhouse wasn’t structurally sound enough to ...

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Questions from the 2009 Virginia Bar Exam (access required)

Editor’s Note: The Virginia Bar Examination was given last week in Roanoke. Below are several actual questions from the 2009 test. How would you fare if you had to take the bar exam today? 1. In 2000, Ben Caldwell, a ...

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The Bar Scene: 1,505 dress up for the Virginia bar exam (access required)

For two days every July, instead of hosting a loud sports event or concert, the Roanoke Civic Center plays host to a quieter, more reserved, well-dressed group – those who would be the next crop of new lawyers in the ...

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Fight over legal notice ads spills into the courts (access required)

The effort by The Wall Street Journal to pursue legal notice advertising in Virginia has generated some extraordinary rulings and caused an apparent conflict among circuit courts. The newspaper has obtained orders in at least nine Virginia localities in Northern ...

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Candidates for governor cross swords at VBA meet (access required)

HOT SPRINGS—Both candidates for governor say they would seek to restore the judicial evaluation program. Their comments came just days after Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. pronounced the controversial program to be “dead.” At the initial debate between ...

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