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That dog won’t hunt

As we noted in the Daily Alert today, U.S. District Judge James P. Jones took away Buchanan County’s “Big Coon Dog” jury verdict.  The opinion is available at the Western District’s Web site. The county, whose elected officials took bribes ...

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Server overload

The Web site for the House of Representatives has been overwhelmed this week by a deluge of visitors trying to e-mail their representatives and download the financial bailout bill that was defeated Monday, according to CNET. Yes, Washington, you have ...

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Field Judge (access required)

Once a week during football season, Circuit Judge William D. Broadhurst trades his black robe for zebra stripes to work as a referee for college football games. The jurist who sits on the bench in Roanoke on weekdays can be ...

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Podiatrist can’t testify on issue of causation (access required)

A disabled railroad worker’s lawsuit was dismissed last week because a judge found that, under Virginia law, his podiatrists could not testify that his foot condition was caused by workplace conditions. The opinion excluding the podiatrists’ testimony on causation comes ...

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Trenga confirmed

The Senate has confirmed Alexandria attorney Anthony Trenga’s nomination to a federal judgeship in the Eastern District of Virginia, reports the Associated Press. Trenga was one of five lawyers Senators Jim Webb and John Warner recommended for the federal bench ...

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Movement in Short murder case?

The FBI has released a cryptic statement indicating that the agency has a lead on a vehicle possibly connected to the five-year-old Short family murder case in Henry County.  WSLS reports that the FBI is not adding much in the ...

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