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What neuroscience says about how jurors use evidence (access required)

Winning quarterbacks learn to read defenses, score touchdowns and win games by running hundreds of plays and throwing thousands of passes every year. As with muscular and even intellectual skill, our brains also learn emotions and form our own idiosyncratic ...

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Thomas G. Hodges (access required)

Thomas Goodwillie Hodges, an attorney with a general practice in Wytheville, died at his home from pancreatic cancer on Feb. 6. He was 66. A native of Lynchburg, Mr. Hodges was a graduate of Randolph-Macon College and the University of ...

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House passes group of anti-illegal bills (access required)

The House of Delegates has advanced a slate of anti-illegal immigrant bills, including one that would require Virginia’s public colleges to bar undocumented students from enrolling and another that would deny public benefits to people in the country illegally. The ...

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Only one bill remains in foreclosure reform (access required)

All that’s left of foreclosure reform in this session of the General Assembly is a measure that would create a civil cause of action against a person who knowingly uses a false document in support of foreclosure. Sen. Chap Petersen, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Jan. 27, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Richmond lawyer Reuben V. Greene’s license to practice law for 60 days and imposed terms on the suspension for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, ...

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Written Statement ‘Inadequate’ After 7-Day Trial, Judge Says (access required)

A Virginia Beach Circuit Court rejects a written statement of facts proffered by plaintiffs as inadequate to cover a seven-day trial that included testimony of several expert witnesses, all of which was recorded by a court reporter. Given the length ...

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