A Roanoke County Circuit Court has declared void a civil union two women established in Vermont in 2002 before living in Virginia. Teresa Austin and Rebekah Austin lived together in Roanoke County until March 2007. In May 2007, Teresa filed ...Read More »
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell says that he will appeal the 2-to-1 ruling by a 4th U.S. Court of Appeals panel that Virginia’s ban on so-called “partial-birth” abortions is unconstitutional. According to the report from the Daily Press (via AP), ...
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As reported by the Washington Times, we should get a ruling in about a month after yesterday’s hearing on the constitutionality of the Virginia law that impacts the ownership of land controlled by breakaway Episcopal churches. Meanwhile, the Hartford [Conn.] ...Read More »
Of the late Mr. Gouldman, the Free Lance-Star writes, “One of his most cherished accomplishments was his participation in successfully lobbying the [William & Mary] Board of Visitors against the proposed closing of the School of Law in 1939.”Read More »
A King George County circuit judge may entertain a rare court challenge to the way the local school district handles discipline appeals. The law allowing Virginia circuit courts to hear appeals of school discipline cases is restrictive by design. A ...Read More »
University of Richmond law professor Peter Swisher has been selected by Virginia’s Court of Appeals to serve as Court Reporter for Civil Cases. As explained in the release from the law school, the job involves advising, editing, and counseling the ...
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Thanks to politics and posturing in the General Assembly, three judgeships in Hampton were left unfilled when the legislature last left Richmond, leaving the locals to clean up the mess. Lawyers and judges in Hampton have been muddling through, but ...Read More »