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Applications invited for federal judgeship

Virginia’s U.S. senators have asked the Virginia State Bar to evaluate candidates for the U.S. district court seat to be vacated when Judge James R. Spencer of Richmond takes senior status next year. Spencer has announced he will become a ...

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Facebook will get face time with judges

A federal appeals court has allowed oral argument time for a Facebook lawyer when it hears the appeal of a controversial Virginia free speech ruling next week. Norfolk federal judge Raymond Jackson decided there was no constitutional violation when a ...

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Reviews mixed on Assembly legislation

Did the 2013 General Assembly make everyone happy, or nobody happy? It might depend on which bill you are talking about. State Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, told lawyers in Salem Tuesday the centerpiece of the session, the transportation bill, has ...

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Wife can’t recoup marital home funds

A divorce court could not ignore a couple’s prenuptial agreement and allow a wife to recoup her $135,000 contribution to building the marital home, the Virginia Court of Appeals said on May 7. The panel reversed an award to the ...

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Hookah lounge gets 2nd chance to dodge smoking ban

A Blacksburg hookah lounge has won a second look from the Virginia Court of Appeals in its battle to avoid the state’s restaurant no-smoking law. The “She-Sha Café and Hookah Lounge” offers customers the traditional middle eastern experience of smoking ...

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Worried about the Bieber

Two Hampton Roads songwriters say their work has been infringed by pop stars Justin Bieber and Usher. Represented by Norfolk intellectual property lawyer Duncan Byers, the plaintiffs are asking for $10 million in a suit filed in Norfolk federal court. ...

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Memorial event set for Judge Williams

As a U.S. district judge, Glen M. Williams helped get the federal courthouse in Big Stone Gap reopened in 1978. Now, the courthouse will be the setting for a ceremony next week in memory of Judge Williams who died Nov. ...

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AG backs school chief who stonewalled police

A school superintendent who refused to release a student’s school records to police investigating a threat of school violence was within her rights under federal law, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has ruled. In an official opinion, Cuccinelli said the Family ...

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Legislators rebut points on judicial selection

A week after airing differences over the way Virginia picks its judges, two legislators are back with their rebuttal arguments in Sunday’s Roanoke Times. Dels. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, and Creigh Deeds, D-Hot Springs, clash over whether a bi-partisan commission should ...

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Virginia small businesses join employer mandate suit

WASHINGTON – A group of small businesses has filed a lawsuit challenging a rule imposed by the Internal Revenue Service under the federal health care law, alleging the agency exceeded its authority by expanding the law’s employer mandate. Business owners ...

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