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PD at Prelim Can Testify Against Defendant at Trial (access required)

A public defender who represented defendant at his preliminary hearing could testify at defendant’s trial for aggravated malicious wounding about a prosecution witness’s earlier testimony, after the trial court ruled the witness was “unavailable because of his present lack of ...

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Last chance to nominate for Leaders in the Law

Last call! The deadline for nominations for the 2011 class of Leaders in the Law is this Friday, August 5, at 5:00 p.m. This program, now in its sixth year, recognizes attorneys and professionals in law-related fields for a significant accomplishment or ...

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State employee fired after drug test wins reinstatement, back pay (access required)

A Chesapeake judge has reinstated with back pay a Department of Corrections captain who was fired after testing positive for marijuana. The employer ran afoul of its own drug-testing policy, according to the court’s decision on appeal from the state ...

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