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Settling parties seek vacatur, take two

Charlottesville U.S. District Judge Norman Moon is making it clear it will be tough for settling parties to get the court to vacate opinions the parties may find inconvenient. Moon awarded summary judgment to an ERISA plaintiff seeking long-term disability ...

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Feds drop case against Israeli lobbyists

Acting U.S. Attorney Dana Boente of the Eastern District is dropping espionage charges against two Israeli lobbyists. As noted by the Associated Press, the case against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Afffairs Committee sparked criticism ...

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Feds drop case against Israeli lobbyists

Acting U.S. Attorney Dana Boente of the Eastern District is dropping espionage charges against two Israeli lobbyists. As noted by the Associated Press, the case against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Afffairs Committee sparked criticism ...

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Criminal charges dropped in campaign ad case

A former Roanoke councilman hit with a civil fine for election law violations will not face parallel criminal charges. A judge dismissed two misdemeanors against Brian Wishneff at the request of both defense attorney John Lichtenstein and special prosecutor John ...

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Attorney Mark Levy found dead at DC office

Washington lawyer Mark I. Levy apparently took his own life this morning at his office at the firm of Kilpatrick Stockton, according to news reports. Mr. Levy was the head of the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate advocacy practice.  Published ...

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Food Frenzy sets record

The Richmond law firm of Schettine & Nguyen will receive the Attorney General’s Cup for the second year in a row for raising the most food per capita in the third annual Legal Food Frenzy. The drive generated 1.6 million ...

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Judge’s mother among alleged victims of nurse’s aide

The mother of Lynchburg U.S. District Judge Norman Moon was one of the alleged victims of a nurse’s aide accused of using identity theft to steal from residents of nursing homes where she worked, according to a published report. The ...

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Rep. Scott urges torture prosecutions

Breaking with the president he supported last year, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, has joined other leaders who disagree with the president’s reluctance to prosecute overzealous interrogators. The Virginian-Pilot reports Scott and 15 other Democratic members of the House Judiciary ...

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Court could trim Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court appears skeptical about the need for federal approval of election changes in Southern states. As The New York Times reports, questions from the justices during oral arguments yesterday suggest the court could strike down “Section 5” ...

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