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Sentence Enhancement for Duplicates of Child Porn Image (access required)

A defendant who sent duplicates of a limited number of images of child pornography is eligible for a five-level enhancement of his sentence under Section 2G2.2(b)(7)(D) of the federal sentencing guidelines; the 4th Circuit rejects the notion that duplicate images ...

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Recent divorce may not save judgeship candidacy

One nominee for a Virginia trial court judgeship may have some troubles in the state Senate. The list of candidates up for interviews today at the General Assembly includes one name that appears only for the House of Delegates courts ...

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Lawmakers interview judges today

Members of the General Assembly courts committees will interview judicial candidates this afternoon, and the list of candidates provides a good indication of who is on the short list for bench vacancies that should be approved for funding on Wednesday. ...

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Bilateral injuries to uterus occurred during hysterectomy – $725,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 39, went to see the defendant with complaints of heavy bleeding and severe cramping during her periods. She was evaluated by the defendant, who determined she had an enlarged fibroid uterus. After appropriate counseling, the defendant admitted the ...

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Workers’ comp commission goes small for mediation (access required)

Worker Injury Claim Form

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is renewing its push for alternate dispute resolution of injured workers’ claims. The agency has long touted the benefits of ADR for claimants and carriers by outlining agency mediation services on its website and promoting ...

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Denial of Justifiable Self-Defense Instruction Upheld (access required)

At defendant’s jury trial for robbery and felony-murder, the trial court did not err in declining to give a jury instruction on justifiable self-defense, in addition to the instruction it offered on excusable self-defense; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s ...

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