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Criminal – Voluntariness Of Statement – Right To Counsel – Waiver (access required)

A trial court did not err in suppressing defendant’s statements to police about a fatal shooting after defendant clearly stated on the record that he wanted to talk to a lawyer, and the Court of Appeals upholds the suppression order. ...

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Judge to rule in Virginia Tech cases by Jan. 15 (access required)

Christiansburg — A circuit court judge appeared skeptical this month about the plaintiffs’ efforts to overcome sovereign immunity defenses for state officials in the Virginia Tech shooting cases. Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander heard arguments Dec. 14 on various ...

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Catesby G. Jones Jr.

Catesby Graham Jones Jr., a World War II veteran and a former Gloucester County commonwealth’s attorney, died at his home on the York River on Dec. 10. He was 84. The son of Catesby Graham Jones, a circuit judge in ...

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What are the hot legal practice areas for 2010? (access required)

Despite the wave of lawyer layoffs over the past year, a number of practice areas are booming – awaiting lawyers who are looking to expand or make a change. “No matter what the economy does, there are certain practice areas ...

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