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Gender equity in law review

“Making law review” may be on students’ minds as the academic year gets underway at Virginia’s eight law schools. Holding an editorial post on a law review is an even bigger boon, and may be essential for students seeking judicial ...

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Was affidavit admitted in violation of Crawford? (access required)

Senior Assistant Attorney General Leah Darron wanted to talk today about harmless error because the evidence against Anthony Dale Crawford in the death of his estranged wife appeared to be overwhelming. Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia asked her ...

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Justice questions probation revocation after Alford plea (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. said during oral arguments today “the commonwealth appears to be doing through the back door what it couldn’t do through the front door” in asking for revocation of the probation of a ...

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Loudoun board votes to allow holiday displays at courthouse (access required)

LEESBURG—The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted last week to continue a policy that lets people erect religious and secular displays during the holidays on the grounds of the county courthouse. The board already has received applications not only for ...

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What employers see on job interviews (access required)

In law practice, as in other fields, employment remains a buyer’s market. The supply of available workers outweighs the demand for them, and with hundreds of candidates vying for each open job, employers have their pick. “Employers are plowing through ...

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Poker hall operator contends game is one of skill, not chance (access required)

PORTSMOUTH—A poker hall owner who wants to resume hosting Texas Hold ’em games is going to court to challenge the local prosecutor’s decision to squelch the activity. Poker Palace operator Charles Daniels is asking a judge to allow the games ...

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Feds take over prosecution of alleged parkway killer (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Federal prosecutors are taking over the case against a Virginia man accused of shooting two people on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The U.S. attorney’s office says a federal grand jury in Charlottesville has indicted Ralph Leon Jackson, 57, of Stuart’s ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On Aug. 26, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Blackstone lawyer Denis Joseph McCarthy’s license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, McCarthy acknowledged the material facts of disciplinary complaints that are pending against him and that the ...

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