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Nine tell VSB they want a seat on SCC (access required)

Nine candidates have told the Virginia State Bar that they are interested in the State Corporation Commission vacancy created by the retirement of Commissioner Theodore V. Morrison Jr. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine might have to fill the position because the ...

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Brownlee makes his run for AG official (access required)

ROANOKE—Stressing his conservative credentials, the former top prosecutor in western Virginia announced his candidacy last week for the Republican nomination for attorney general. John Brownlee, 43, had stepped down the previous week as U.S. attorney, a job he held for ...

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Man pleads guilty to spying on behalf of Chinese government (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A New Orleans furniture salesman has pleaded guilty to spying for the Chinese government and providing Beijing with secret information on military relations between the United States and Taiwan. Tai Shen Kuo, 58, a Taiwan native and naturalized U.S. citizen, ...

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Circuit City challenges fine over TV notices (access required)

Federal regulators should throw out fines imposed against Circuit City Stores Inc. for violating rules regarding next year’s switch from analog to digital television, the consumer electronics retailer said in a filing Tuesday. The Federal Communications Com-mission last month fined ...

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Dulles to test customs self-check by travellers (access required)

WASHINGTON—Travelers who love going abroad – but hate the tedious customs process – may soon be able to avoid it altogether. Dulles International Airport has been selected for a pilot program which will let U.S. citizens and others who qualify ...

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Hudson to UR law grads: Work on personal ties most (access required)

Henry E. Hudson, judge of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia, told 162 graduates of the University of Richmond School of Law that building relationships with the people you love is the most important thing in ...

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Hart gains Roanoke-area pro bono award (access required)

Ross C. Hart, an attorney in Salem, received the 23rd Circuit’s pro bono award for 2007 earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association. Hart was nominated for the award by John E. Whitfield, executive ...

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VBA Young Lawyes to host second annual diversity job fair (access required)

Registration is now open to law firms and legal employers for the second annual Diversity Job Fair. This year’s job fair, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of The Virginia Bar Association, is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, at the ...

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VBA gives Book Center grant for ‘Big Read’ (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia Bar Association has presented the Virginia Foundation Center for the Book with a $1,500 grant to support two statewide student competitions for the Center’s “Big Read in Virginia” project based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a ...

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Appeals Court to rehear case on power to nol pros (access required)

The full Virginia Court of Appeals will review the consequences when a prosecutor nol prosses a charge without giving a reason for doing so. Last month, a unanimous three-judge panel reversed a conviction for assaulting a state trooper in Wright ...

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