If Virginia judges are feeling a lack of love, maybe they should consider the plight of their judicial brethren in New York. Judges there haven’t had a pay raise in 12 years, according to an article in The New York ...Read More »
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says the no-guns-on-campus policy at the University of Virginia lacks the legal authority to overcome the gun-carrying rights of citizens with concealed weapons permits. In a July 1 opinion letter, Cuccinelli draws a distinction between ...Read More »
The U.S. Sentencing Commission has given retroactive effect to its proposed permanent amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines for crimes involving crack cocaine. The action could make 12,000 federal offenders eligible to seek a reduction in their prison sentence. A ...
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A Roanoke County jury has awarded $53,800 apiece to most of 16 former nursing students who said their nursing school failed to tell them when it lost its accreditation. The verdict against the state caps a nine-day trial and three ...Read More »
A judge has overturned a jury’s awards totaling $101,000 based on gender discrimination claims against Virginia Tech. Roanoke U.S. District Judge James Turk ordered a new trial holding the trial evidence showed Virginia Tech paid fund-raising employees based on experience ...
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Does anyone still use a phone book to look up a number? Apparently they did in 2004, because more than 350 complaints came rolling in to the State Corporation Commission when a multitude of errors appeared in Verizon telephone books ...Read More »
North Carolina is one of the few remaining states with “heart balm” laws, allowing spurned spouses to recover big bucks as victims of adultery. The latest example pits an assistant prosecutor against a family lawyer. The two women had been ...Read More »