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Bar groups set schedules for Supreme Court candidates

Gov. Tim Kaine apparently hopes the process for confirming Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will move faster than the one for the only other candidate President Obama has nominated for a ...

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Bar groups set schedules for Supreme Court candidates

Gov. Tim Kaine apparently hopes the process for confirming Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will move faster than the one for the only other candidate President Obama has nominated for a ...

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School boards control admittance of sex offenders

The Virginia Constitution gives school boards the final say on the circumstances under which a sexually violent predator can be admitted to school property, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today. The offender had served a prison sentence and completed ...

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Chris Brown’s other legal issues

Singer Chris Brown is in the news again and no, it’s not for wielding a weed-whacker while wearing a wife-beater. A Richmond federal judge has dismissed a tortious interference suit filed by the management company that signed Brown as a ...

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Sister liable as cotenant in family farm fight

A dissenting sibling in a dispute over the disposition of a family farm must share in the costs of a subdivision plan when the plan helped to increase the value of the property, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. As ...

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Sister liable as cotenant in family farm fight

A dissenting sibling in a dispute over the disposition of a family farm must share in the costs of a subdivision plan when the plan helped to increase the value of the property, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. As ...

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Court splits with two med-mal decisions

The plaintiffs and defense both score a win with two medical malpractice appeals decided today by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Graham v. Cook , the court affirmed a defense verdict for an orthopedic surgeon and revisited the issue ...

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