As Roanoke lawyers pondered the prospects for an official Virginia Code of Evidence last week at a bench-bar conference, presenter John Oakey recalled the variations in trial gatekeeping by Virginia’s federal judges prior to the establishment of federal rules of ...Read More »
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Like a hiker making his way through the forest, every person these days leaves a set of footprints nearly everywhere he goes. Only the tracks aren’t in mud, dirt or foliage – the footprints are electronic, creating a trail that ...Read More »
A developer who wanted to build an expected Wal-Mart store in Blacksburg will have to seek a special use permit, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The developer argued that his rights to construct a large retail building became ...Read More »
A wrongful death suit filed by a family member who had not yet qualified as a personal representative of the decedent is a nullity and cannot be nonsuited, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. Because the wrongful death statute requires ...Read More »
George Mason University law students have won the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship in the National Rounds of the 2009 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, according to the school’s announcement. The moot team shut out the competition 7-0. ...
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As reported at SCOTUSblog, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of a West Virginia man under a federal law that bans firearm possession for people convicted of domestic violence. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that ...Read More »