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FOIA folly

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 29 upheld a Virginia law that says the commonwealth doesn’t need to respond to Freedom of Information requests from people who live out of state. The high court’s reasoning in McBurney v. Young apparently ...

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Virginia small businesses join employer mandate suit

WASHINGTON – A group of small businesses has filed a lawsuit challenging a rule imposed by the Internal Revenue Service under the federal health care law, alleging the agency exceeded its authority by expanding the law’s employer mandate. Business owners ...

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Pistol permit applications soar across Virginia

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut, applications for concealed weapons permits in Virginia have more than doubled in the first three months of the year, according to caseload figures from the Supreme Court of Virginia. ...

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Appeal takes aim at medical malpractice cap (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider two cases involving multimillion-dollar verdicts, including an appeal that challenges Virginia’s medical malpractice damages cap for a child’s suit against her mother’s obstetrician. The decision could mean a $5.4-million difference in ...

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