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‘Aggravating Factors’ Survive in Piracy Case (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies defendants’ motions to strike certain non-statutory aggravating factors in this death penalty case against alleged Somali pirates. Defendants were named in a superseding indictment filed July 8, 2011, charging them with various offenses related ...

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Supreme Court releases text of Kinser speech

The Supreme Court of Virginia has posted an official version of Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser’s 2013 State of the Judiciary Address as delivered to the Virginia Judicial Conference in Roanoke May 14. The speech was a call to action ...

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Police chief who stole drugs gets 9 years

A former small town Virginia police chief who orchestrated a drug store burglary to get pain pills has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison. Bryan Young, chief of the Pennington Gap police department, arranged for other officers to ...

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Tech Toolkit: Boost efficiency with online tools (access required)

With a more widely distributed workforce – projects and litigation may involve in-house employees, consultants, contractors, and teleworkers — the need for online collaboration has never been greater. Fortunately, there are plenty of choices on the market to meet the ...

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Court to consider Salahi’s unfinished ‘Journey’ (access required)

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider one bit of unfinished business in the wake of the messy divorce and personal injury lawsuit arising from the split between wine-maker Tareq Salahi and wife Michaele. While a settlement brought an end ...

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