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Gay marriage fight moving to federal appeals courts

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WASHINGTON (AP) The overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama’s two election victories. It’s no accident that Virginia has become a ...

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New film takes aim at family law practice (access required)

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Editor’s Note: “Marriage is an institution. Divorce is big business.” That’s the tag line for “Divorce Corp.,” a new documentary on why troubled spouses should avoid divorce lawyers. If you’re a Virginia family law practitioner, you may not have seen ...

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Windows XP users need to be wary of April 8 (access required)

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April 8 may be a holiday for hackers, who could be poised to take advantage of computer users – including some law firms – who are still using the Windows XP operating system. Microsoft has announced that on April 8, ...

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Marriage 101 for family lawyers (access required)

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Those of us who have been in the trenches of family law practice for decades have lots of experience with bad marriages.  We each probably know more gruesome details about marriage breakups than we care to remember.  Nagging.  Laziness.  Sloppiness.  ...

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Cop outside home county doesn’t get protections (access required)

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A Charlottesville Circuit judge has refused to apply enhanced penalties to a defendant who allegedly punched an officer, because the Albemarle County officer was acting outside his jurisdiction. Defendant Josue Salinas Valdez allegedly attacked two police officers who appeared at ...

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