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Accused pirate’s attorney wants charges dismissed (access required)

NORFOLK — The attorney for a Somali man accused of being the highest-ranking pirate the U.S. has ever captured wants all charges against him dismissed, saying that the U.S. doesn’t have the proper jurisdiction to prosecute and that even if ...

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Court reaffirms SCC exclusion from records law

The Supreme Court of Virginia has reaffirmed that the state’s open-records law doesn’t apply to the State Corporation Commission. The justices unanimously ruled Friday that the commission is not a “public body” as contemplated by the state Freedom of Information ...

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Powell to be invested today

(AP) An official swearing-in ceremony is set today for the first black female justiceon the Supreme Court of Virginia. The investiture of Justice Cleo Powell will be held this afternoon at the Supreme Court building in Richmond. The General Assembly ...

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Driver flipped license plate to save toll

NEW YORK (AP) — A Virginia truck driver used a device that could have come from a James Bond movie to try to get out of paying the $65 toll to cross the George Washington Bridge into New York City, ...

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Breyer pays tribute to Merhige at UR law school (access required)

Unlike politicians, judges cannot let popularity influence their decisions, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer said Thursday. “Congress is the expert on popularity,” Breyer told an invitation-only gathering of lawyers, judges and academics at the University of Richmond School ...

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William & Mary to honor late Marine Lewis Puller Jr.

(AP) — The College of William & Mary’s Law School is naming its veterans’ legal clinic after the late Marine officer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lewis B. Puller Jr. The Williamsburg college plans to hold a Veterans Day ceremony today ...

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Healthcare challenge advances in federal court (access required)

(AP) An Oct. 18 hearing before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson will be the next major proceeding in Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s challenge to a key element of the Obama administration’s health care reform package. A spokesman for ...

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Pennsylvania judges rescind newspaper purge orders

Date: 7/6/2010 9:06 PM Judges order 2 Pa. newspapers to delete stories STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Two newspapers want a state judge to overturn an order requiring them to delete archived stories and other information about two defendants, cases that ...

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