The results are in for the February 2007 bar exam. There will soon be 323 new Virginia-licensed attorneys, as reported by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners. A total of 596 candidates took the February exam, for a pass rate ...Read More »
A lawyer might understand a distinction between “illegal conduct” by a judge and a lack of statutory authority for judicial action, but everybody at a Republican breakfast in Virginia Beach on Feb. 3 probably wasn’t a lawyer. Or maybe it’s ...Read More »
Here’s one for the public-sector employment lawyers. Those lawyers know that public employees have First Amendment rights and can sue employers who abridge those rights. But the First Amendment only protects employee speech on matters of “public concern.” A lot ...
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The Washington Post reports that the Bush administration has given up its efforts to block Wiccans from putting their religious symbol, a pentacle (a five-pointed star in a circle), on the tombstones of soldiers who are buried in a military ...Read More »
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act passed by Congress in 2003. The ruling already is causing a ripple in Virginia. The high court has ordered the 4th U.S. Circuit ...Read More »
The plant was built in 1949 but in recent years has become a point of concern as residential development that has crept closer and closer to it. However, the stratagems the city attempted to use to authorize the plant’s removal ...Read More »
A new rack of cases came down from the Supreme Court of Virginia this morning… Among the holdings: The court says that there is no statutory cause of action for personal injury in the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. ...Read More »