Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. has scheduled a pro bono summit meeting April 27 in Richmond to review lawyer volunteer efforts from around the state, according to Virginia Bar Association president John Epps. In a letter to bar leaders, ...Read More »
We have reported on how the new ‘Twiqbal’ standard has raised the bar for pleading a federal complaint. The latest word on appellate review of the heightened pleading standard finds the 4th Circuit agreeing with Alexandria U.S. District Judge Gerald ...Read More »
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed today the conviction and life sentence of Zacarias Moussaoui on charges related to the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Moussaoui pleaded guilty to the ...
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Two deputies have been injured in a shooting incident involving an inmate at the Fauquier County courthouse, according to published reports. The Associated Press said the inmate was in custody and the deputies were taken for medical care. WUSA reports ...Read More »
Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell wants the federal government to get cracking on exploration for oil and natural gas off Virginia’s coast. In a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made public today, McDonnell wrote, “A key priority for us here ...Read More »
As the year draws to a close, two Virginia judges (and one former judge) have announced career changes for 2010: Petersburg J&DR Judge James Hume plans to trade the bench for the pulpit after he steps down this month. A ...Read More »