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Court closes door on late efforts to avoid deportation (access required)

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its refusal to allow courts to use two ancient common law writs to undo criminal convictions likely to bring deportation for immigrant defendants. Two Fairfax County circuit judges allowed the defendants to reopen their cases, ...

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Restrictive covenant different from noncompete, court says (access required)

An Alexandria federal judge was too quick to pull the trigger on a petroleum distributor’s suit to enforce a restrictive covenant meant to keep a service-station operator from selling a different brand of gasoline. The trial judge awarded summary judgment ...

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