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School can discipline ‘Charm Queen’ for hateful website

Can a public school system suspend a student for posting ugly accusations about another student on a Myspace page? Absolutely, said the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an opinion decided Tuesday. Kara Kowalski, the “Queen of Charm” at ...

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VSB order recommends no reinstatement for Morrissey

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has issued its formal order recommending denial of Del. Joe Morrissey’s petition for reinstatement of his law license. The order restates at considerably greater length – 63 pages to be exact – the findings ...

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Demand steady for Va. law licenses

Security was tight and tension was in the air at the Roanoke Civic Center this week as 1,513 applicants sat for the Virginia Bar Exam. Scott Street, secretary-treasurer of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, said the number of test ...

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Eastern Shore lawyers catch waves before work

One of the advantages of a practice near the shore is the opportunity to turn an early morning workout into a surfin’ safari. Some lawyers from Ocean City, Md., skip the golf course and head for the breakers for companionship ...

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Virginia Beach lawyer Ken Geroe dies

Ken Geroe, a former Portsmouth prosecutor and a partner in the Virginia Beach firm of Brydges, Geroe, Rosenblatt & O’Brien PLLC, has died while undergoing liver transplant surgery at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond. He was 56. Mr. Geroe ...

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Can’t regulate number of law students, ABA says

The American Bar Association has told Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, that its role in accrediting law schools is to make sure that those schools produce graduates who can be lawyers, not to regulate the number of lawyers based on ...

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Governor says he’s ready to appoint judges

Gov. Bob McDonnell says he’s waited long enough for the General Assembly to fill vacant Virginia judgeships — he’s ready to do it himself. Saying citizens  cannot afford further delay, McDonnell wrote to legislative leaders Thursday, urging the Assembly to ...

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