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Three amigos

The phrase “three amigos” might not conjure up an image of three circuit judges, much less judges in large sombreros – until now that is. Judges David V. Williams of Martinsville, David A. Melesco of Danville and Clifford R. Weckstein ...

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Poster child for the automated age

Salem lawyer Ross Hart makes a point about the de-personalization of society with a homemade bar code name tag at today’s annual meeting of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association. Leisa Ciaffone takes the reins as president of the group for ...

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Poster child for the automated age

Salem lawyer Ross Hart makes a point about the de-personalization of society with a homemade bar code name tag at today’s annual meeting of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association. Leisa Ciaffone takes the reins as president of the group for ...

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Republicans urging delegates to come to convention

GOP candidates are beating the bushes to get supporters to Richmond for the party convention May 30. Republicans will choose their candidates at the convention, and nominations for attorney general and lieutenant governor depend on who shows up. According to the ...

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Party faithful will decide Democratic primary

Turnout may be limited for the June 9 primary to choose who carries the Democratic banner in the fall election for governor. Only a fraction of the state’s roughly 5 million voters are expected to vote in the race between ...

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Consumer loan at 700 percent?

When Melanie Tweedy rolled into Rollen Charlie’s Auto Mart in Rustburg in October 2007, she may have thought she was getting a good deal. Or she just may have been desperate. Lynchburg U.S. District Judge Norman Moon doesn’t tell us ...

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Coal operator will buy Greenbrier, seek to end bankruptcy

A West Virginia businessman reportedly has purchased the financially struggling Greenbrier resort and will move to dismiss bankruptcy proceedings. According to a news release, the popular but pricey resort was bought by a company controlled by Jim Justice.  According to ...

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Law profs in the news

There’s a wealth of information about the achievements and advancements of law professors as the school year comes to an end. We note that the University of Virginia law school has snagged Saikrishna Prakash, a prominent constitutional law scholar, who ...

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GMU introduces new specialty law concentration

The George Mason University law school has introduced a new specialty concentration in homeland and national security law. According to a press release on the school’s Web site, students interested in the field are required to take six courses: Administrative ...

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GMU introduces new specialty law concentration

The George Mason University law school has introduced a new specialty concentration in homeland and national security law. According to a press release on the school’s Web site, students interested in the field are required to take six courses: Administrative ...

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