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Urbanski gets Western District seat

Two days, two new federal judges in Virginia. The U.S. Senate followed up its confirmation of Arenda L. Wright Allen yesterday for a seat in the Eastern District by confirming Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanksi this afternoon for a position ...

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Evidence Errors ‘Harmless’ in Murder-for-Hire Case (access required)

Even assuming the district court erred in allowing testimony about defendant’s alleged prior shooting of another man, or testimony from the later murder victim’s girlfriend, the 4th Circuit says any errors were harmless and did not unfairly affect the trial ...

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Gay Employee Had No Disability, Title VII Claims (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to employer in a pro se plaintiff’s suit alleging discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and disability by the local Rocky Mount McDonald’s franchise that formerly employed him. Plaintiff says defendants ...

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