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Innocence project leaders honored at U.Va.

Founders of the Innocence Project will receive the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Foundation medal in law. Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld created the Innocence Project in 1992 as a nonprofit legal clinic in New York City, according to the ...

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Food Frenzy starts March 30

The third annual Legal Food Frenzy will run from March 30 through April 10 with a goal of raising 1.5 million pounds of food to be distributed through the state’s regional food banks. Firms interested in participating can register online ...

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Monks reach deal with city hall

Buddhist monks in Virginia Beach have settled their lawsuit against the city over religious services at a home in a residential neighborhood. Under the settlement filed in federal court Monday, the City Council will consider giving the monks a permit ...

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Thomas exhorts students to act for higher good

Americans today do not make the kinds of sacrifices their forebears did, laments U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in an appearance yesterday at Washington & Lee University. Justice Thomas rarely makes public speeches, the Associated Press reports, but was ...

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When to name a number

Virginia p.i. lawyers have some leeway on when to name a number to a jury. Some lawyers like to name a dollar figure during voir dire, testing potential jurors for sticker shock over a high-dollar ad damnum. Newport News lawyer ...

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