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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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Gloucester citizens take it to the Supremes

A group of 40 Gloucester County residents, eager to test an award of sanctions for seeking the ouster of local officials, finally has a case on the docket at the Supreme Court of Virginia. As reported by the Daily Press ...

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Norfolk court rules on ‘legal notice’ issue

A newspaper that wants to publish legal notices does not need a court order, a Norfolk Circuit Court ruled today in In Re: Dow Jones & Co. Newspapers that meet the requirements of Va. Code § 8.01-324(A) may publish legal ...

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Del. Hamilton resigns

Embattled Del. Phil Hamilton, R-Newport News, has resigned from the House of Delegates. On Nov. 3, Hamilton was defeated in his re-election bid by a newcomer, consumer lawyer Robin Abbott. Hamilton is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation ...

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Del. Hamilton resigns

Embattled Del. Phil Hamilton, R-Newport News, has resigned from the House of Delegates. On Nov. 3, Hamilton was defeated in his re-election bid by a newcomer, consumer lawyer Robin Abbott. Hamilton is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation ...

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Clerkship competition up

More news from the “it’s tough all over” department. If you’re a law student or grad seeking sanctuary in a federal court clerkship, you’ve got a lot of competition. Federal clerkship applications on the online OSCAR system are up 66 ...

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