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Cuccinelli claims AG’s office not subject to FOIA

The attorney general’s office is not subject to Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says. In a recent letter denying a citizen’s request for conflict-of-information training data, a senior assistant attorney general responded saying a “good-faith argument” ...

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EEOC files, settles first GINA suit

Almost four years after the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act took effect, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed and settled the agency’s first lawsuit alleging discrimination under the law. GINA prohibits discrimination based on genetic information as well as the ...

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Pace to join Roanoke College

Virginia lawyer and bar leader Mike Pace will become full-time general counsel for Roanoke College, the school has announced. Pace, who spearheaded the effort to bring Rule of Law education to Virginia middle schools, will remain “of counsel” at Gentry, ...

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Warner touts W&M law school veterans clinic

William & Mary’s law school has the “playbook” on pro bono help for military veterans struggling to get government benefits, says U.S. Sen. Mark Warner. The Virginia Democrat is urging Senate colleagues to push the W&M model on law schools ...

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Troy to represent McDonnell in chef case

Former Virginia Attorney General Anthony F. Troy has been hired to represent Gov. Bob McDonnell in the politically flavored criminal case against a former chef in the state Executive Mansion. McDonnell is not charged in the case, but the chef’s ...

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Tensions escalate for Culpeper prosecutor

Megan Frederick has been under fire since winning a close election last fall as Culpeper County commonwealth’s attorney. She was seen by some local attorneys as an outsider who displaced a long-serving local prosecutor. She reported security breaches in her ...

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