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Bill seeks bar membership for law profs, court won’t block (access required)

Some Virginia law professors would be eligible to practice law even though they have not passed the bar exam under a bill introduced at the General Assembly. The proposal has been advanced by Washington & Lee University law Prof. A. ...

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Va. justices to consider AG’s quest for records

(AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for documents related to a former University of Virginia climate-change researcher’s work. The hearing is set for Thursday. Cuccinelli is seeking emails and ...

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Family Dollar settles federal harassment suit

(AP) — A federal sexual harassment lawsuit against Family Dollar Stores of Virginia Inc. has been settled. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission says the discount retailer agreed to pay $45,000 to settle the lawsuit. A consent decree filed Wednesday ...

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Court reverses stance in church property dispute

Revisiting the issue after a Virginia Supreme Court remand, a Fairfax County judge says the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia can keep the church buildings sought by breakaway congregations. Circuit Judge Randy Bellows Tuesday ordered all church property involved in the ...

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Recount Petition Came Too Late (access required)

A Goochland County Circuit Court dismisses a petition for recount as petitioner did not cause the petition to be served on respondent within 10 days after certification of the election results as required by Va. Code § 24.2-801. The court ...

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Debtor’s Fifth Amendment Claim Denied (access required)

A Hanover County Circuit Court denies defendant’s motion to quash a summons for debtor’s interrogatories and subpoena duces tecum, in which debtor asserts his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. There is no blanket Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer ...

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