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Judge allows using state money for rail project

A circuit judge has turned aside Montgomery County’s objections to state funding for a Norfolk Southern Corp. intermodal rail facility in the county. Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin Hughes ruled Nov. 18 that the state constitution does not bar public support ...

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W&L law prof wins essay contest

Corporate governance policy is the focus of an award-winning paper written by associate professor Christopher Bruner at the Washington & Lee law school. Bruner was named the winner of the Association of American Law Schools 2010 Scholarly Papers Competition, for ...

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W&M to launch business law journal

A new law review at the College of William & Mary will deal with business law issues. According to a press release from the law school, the first issue of the student-edited William & Mary Business Law Review will be ...

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Federal circuit chief to retire

The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit says he will retire, according to The Wall Street Journal.  Paul Michel made the announcement Friday evening.  Circuit Judge Randall Rader will become chief judge on June ...

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Federal circuit chief to retire

The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit says he will retire, according to The Wall Street Journal.  Paul Michel made the announcement Friday evening.  Circuit Judge Randall Rader will become chief judge on June ...

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Judicial mentor swears in MacBride

Neil H. MacBride was formally sworn in today as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia by Senior U.S. District Judge Henry C. Morgan Jr., a judge for whom he clerked 17 years ago in Norfolk. Another former boss, ...

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