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Medical school can dismiss student who mistreated staff (access required)

A medical school was not required to keep a student enrolled who repeatedly violated rules of professionalism, even though the student asked the school to accommodate his diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ...

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Judge elections postponed – again

Once again, the House and Senate have put off judicial elections for a day as budget negotiations continue. Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, said discussions continue with the Senate. “They are doing their best to work out an agreement to proceed. ...

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Judge elections postponed

Both the Virginia House and Senate agreed to delay election of judges until Thursday as budget wrangling continues. The schedule for the General Assembly session required a vote on an extension of time if agreement was not reached on the ...

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Former judge fails to avoid defamation judgment (access required)

Former Newport News Circuit Judge Verbena Askew struck out at the Supreme Court with a two-pronged effort to undo a $350,000 defamation judgment against her. Askew was found liable for telling newspaper reporters a former court staffer had been “institutionalized.” ...

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