The Virginia General Assembly will be in town today and could fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia, but key players in making that happen say any action is very unlikely. The primary reason for the one-day session ...Read More »
President Barack Obama says he plans to appoint University of Richmond law professor Azizah al-Hibri to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Members of the independent, bipartisan, federal commission are appointed by the president and leaders of the ...
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The skirmishing between Richmond lawyer Horace F. Hunter and the Virginia State Bar over Hunter’s blog on his website continues, with a hearing now set for Oct. 18 before the Third District Disciplinary Committee. The case had been set for ...Read More »
The judge hearing two wrongful death lawsuits arising from the Virginia Tech shootings has denied a motion to kick the attorney general out of the case. Robert Hall, lawyer for the families of two shooting victims, argued the office of ...Read More »
Legal aid lawyers are hoping to boost participation in a Fairfax County program to provide legal help for people seeking court protection from abusive domestic situations. Advocates also want to foster similar programs in Alexandria and other Virginia communities. Legal ...Read More »
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has filed the commonwealth’s response to a request for additional briefing in Virginia’s two legal challenges to the individual insurance mandate in the federal healthcare legislation. Last week the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia’s Advisory Committee on Rules of Court is seeking comment on a proposed Part 9 of the rules that would establish procedures for involuntary commitment proceedings. The committee also wants comment on civil procedure recommendations from ...Read More »