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Publicity an issue in Taser death case

ROANOKE – Despite claims that a “media blitz” over a man’s death in police custody was fueled by inflammatory language in lawyers’ court filings, a federal judge declined to impose sanctions against lawyers who described the incident as “murder.” The ...

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Monday elected to appellate law fellowship

Roanoke attorney Monica T. Monday has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The Academy inducted Monday to its membership in a Nov. 9 ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Academy recognizes the skill ...

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Five now accused in weapons case

(AP)  Five Richmond-area residents now face charges in connection with what federal officials say were plans to attack synagogues and black churches. Robert C. Doyle and Ronald Beasley Chaney III tried to buy an automatic weapon, explosives and a pistol ...

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Law Foundation taps 30 for Class of 2016

The Virginia Law Foundation has announced its 2016 Class of Fellows. Each year the Foundation recognizes a group of Virginia lawyers, law professors and retired judges for their legal excellence and community involvement. The 30 members of the 2016 Class ...

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Ex-student’s claim against JMU advances

A federal judge will allow a claim of Title IX discrimination to move forward against James Madison University. A former JMU student contends the school did nothing to stop circulation of a video allegedly showing her abused by fraternity members ...

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