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‘I Won’t Back Down,’ club owner said

A Suffolk club owner’s luck ran out in Norfolk federal court last Friday.   The club owner had told music-licensing giant ASCAP that he would take his chances on operating without an ASCAP license, according to a lawsuit filed by ...

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Judge and prosecutors take message to classrooms

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski and representatives of the U.S. Attorney’s office are bringing a dose of drug law reality to Southside middle school classes. According to The Register & Bee, Judge Urbanski was so disillusioned with seeing 18- to ...

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Judge and prosecutors take message to classrooms

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski and representatives of the U.S. Attorney’s office are bringing a dose of drug law reality to Southside middle school classes. According to The Register & Bee, Judge Urbanski was so disillusioned with seeing 18- to ...

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Hill city courthouse bell to ring again

Lynchburg leaders are raising money to restore the clock and bell in the old city courthouse. WSET reports that the Old Courthouse bell has been silent for almost a decade. The Museum that now occupies the old courthouse building is ...

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Goodlatte urges rejection of foreign law sources

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th District, hopes to halt what he calls a “deeply disturbing trend” of judges citing foreign legal sources in U.S. court decisions. The Roanoke Congressman has again introduced a resolution in the House discouraging judicial interpretations based ...

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Goodlatte urges rejection of foreign law sources

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th District, hopes to halt what he calls a “deeply disturbing trend” of judges citing foreign legal sources in U.S. court decisions. The Roanoke Congressman has again introduced a resolution in the House discouraging judicial interpretations based ...

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Judges’ questions portend trouble for your appeal

Studies show what your gut already knows – when the appeals court judges are hammering you with questions, it’s a good bet they’re leaning toward ruling for your opponent. The New York Times reports on the validation of the question-count ...

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Judges’ questions portend trouble for your appeal

Studies show what your gut already knows – when the appeals court judges are hammering you with questions, it’s a good bet they’re leaning toward ruling for your opponent. The New York Times reports on the validation of the question-count ...

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