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Roanoke Bar awards Kincannon scholarships to local students (access required)

The Roanoke Bar Association has awarded five $2,500 James N. Kincanon scholarships. The scholarship program was established by the Roanoke Bar Association Foundation in 1997 in recognition of James N. Kincanon’s 50-plus years as secretary-treasurer of the Association. Since its ...

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Judge applies new high court case, dismisses charges against dentist (access required)

A Pennington Gap dentist may be the first beneficiary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited what critics had contended was an expansive reading of the federal law on money laundering. A jury convicted Dr. Roy Shelburne earlier this ...

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Lawyers who e-file in ED must provide identification (access required)

Attorneys registered to file documents electronically in the Eastern District of Virginia must deliver or send by mail a form with their written signature and a photocopy of a government-issued photo identification to the clerk’s office in Alexandria. If the ...

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Hunton & Williams adds 8 lawyers from Akin Gump (access required)

Hunton & Williams LLP beefed up its labor and employment practice and opened a San Francisco office last week by adding eight lawyers from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Laura M. Franze, who practices from Dallas and Los ...

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Fairfax to Rice: Should we continue Islamic school lease? (access required)

FAIRFAX—Fairfax County supervisors are asking Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to determine whether they should continue leasing property to a private Islamic school. The request comes amid controversy about the Islamic Saudi Academy’s teaching materials. One review by a federal ...

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4th Circuit upholds conviction over lie to grand jury (access required)

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man who lied to a federal grand jury about his training with a Pakistani militant group. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also unanimously upheld ...

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Weicker, a U.Va. law alum, gives his files to the University (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Former Connecticut Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. has donated his political files to the University of Virginia, where he graduated from law school 50 years ago. The U.Va. Library will open more than 1,000 boxes of the 77-year-old’s files, including ...

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Business, consumer groups back power rate hike (access required)

Several business, government and consumer groups that would be affected by Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed 18 percent rate increase endorsed the request at a State Corporation Commission hearing last week. The state’s largest utility is seeking the $1.3 billion annual ...

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Transportation bill to use offshore royalties killed (access required)

Bills that would direct to transportation uses royalties from offshore oil and natural gas leases if the federal ban on coastal drilling is lifted are dead. On the second day of Virginia’s special legislative session on highway funding, bills offered ...

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Assembly showing no movement on judges (access required)

The General Assembly still appears to be far from a consensus on a justice for the Supreme Court of Virginia, a member of the State Corporation Commission and lower court judges in Hampton, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. There was talk ...

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