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Spy camera possibly used for heist of law school files

The law student suspected of a break-in at the U.Va. registrar’s office may have used a hidden camera to spy on activities in the office. But the student’s plan seems to have backfired. As The Daily Progress reports, court records ...

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Spy camera possibly used for heist of law school files

The law student suspected of a break-in at the U.Va. registrar’s office may have used a hidden camera to spy on activities in the office. But the student’s plan seems to have backfired. As The Daily Progress reports, court records ...

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Dr. Rick Kern, RIP

On May 18, 1988, I interviewed Dr. Rick Kern, director of the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, for an article about a draft of new guidelines the commission was proposing. Why the date? It was the day I started working here. ...

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Carrier Must Defend Under ‘Garage Operations’ Clause (access required)

Although the driver of a car owned by Cowles Nissan was intoxicated when he struck and killed a pedestrian, an Alexandria U.S. District Court predicts the Virginia Supreme Court would interpret an insurance policy’s “garage operations provision” to require the ...

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Judge Alper to retire next year

Arlington Circuit Judge Joanne F. Alper will retire from the bench in May, she announced in a news release this week. Alper was the first woman to serve in the 17th Circuit when she was named to the judgeship in ...

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