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Warner, Kaine interview judgeship candidates

Finalists for the vacancy that will open this summer on the Western District federal bench have been interviewed by Virginia’s two U.S. senators, according to information from the senators’ offices. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine soon are expected to ...

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Checking out a juror’s Facebook page?

Social media has blurred the boundaries between private and public information. Lawyers need to stay on the public side of the divide when researching potential jurors before trial, according to an April 24  ethics opinion from the American Bar Association. ...

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Redistricting trial begins in federal court

(AP) Lawyers sparred Wednesday in federal court over whether race or politics were the main drivers in drawing Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District as trial began in a lawsuit accusing the General Assembly of “racial gerrymandering.” The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports plaintiffs’ ...

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Some tech companies share data without warrant

We learned last year that paranoia about government surveillance is not just for those who wear tin-foil headgear. The question now is, who’s watching the watchers who have infiltrated people’s lives through their online interfaces? One group keeping vigil is the Electronic ...

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