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Holt is president’s pick for U.S. Marshal

Roanoke County Sheriff Gerald Holt was today nominated by President Obama for U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia.  Holt has been sheriff since 1992.  He announced his retirement last month. By Peter Vieth

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Judge dismisses one count against neo-Nazi

Ruling that communications to others urging the death of a civil rights lawyer could not be considered a “true threat,” a Roanoke federal judge has dismissed one of the convictions of neo-Nazi William A. White. Three other convictions of threats ...

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Trouble ‘Down Under’

After the Kenny Rogers reference the other day, plus this next item, it must be oldie moldie week around here… If you listened to popular music back in the early to mid-1980s, you couldn’t avoid the band Men at Work. ...

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Criminal law seminar canceled

Because of a forecast for a massive snow storm, the 40th annual criminal law seminar scheduled for tomorrow in Charlottesville has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled in Charlottesville but those who registered for it may transfer to the ...

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Legal trends to watch in 2010: Looking to the case law  (access required)

Trendspotting week continues at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, and for today’s installment, we look to the case law for developments to watch. POKING HOLES IN ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS. Lawyers are having some luck with the “waiver” strategy. Under this theory, a party ...

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Virginia Parole Board sued

Eleven long-term inmates of the Virginia prison system filed a class-action lawsuit today contending that the Virginia Parole Board violates state law by refusing to consider all the factors required by law when making parole decision. The board’s procedures violate ...

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SCC takes first step into electronic filing (access required)

The State Corporation Commission has rolled out the first wave of its planned suite of electronic filing capabilities, with the promise of more to come. Businesses now can change registered agent information without requesting a paper form and mailing it ...

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Fee petition prep questioned

In our week’s worth of trend-spotting, we noted on Tuesday that law firm cutbacks and the recessionary climate may have scrambled firm workloads, with unexpected consequences for lawyers who try to get fee awards approved in court. Bingo. Last month, ...

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Hold the phone

Say you’re a domestic relations lawyer in Fairfax and you have a client who needs a divorce. She lives in Herndon and her husband has moved out, finding a place across the Potomac in Rockville, Md. You need certain information ...

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