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Affirmative action ruling adds new twist to same-sex marriage challenges (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a state law barring the consideration of race in public university admission decisions is having an immediate effect on a set of closely watched appeals involving an entirely different issue: the ...

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Judges skeptical about lawyers’ stories (access required)

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A series of recent legal ethics charges suggests Virginia lawyers ought to think carefully about what they say when judges demand their version of events. Three lawyers are in trouble with the Virginia State Bar after judges became skeptical about ...

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Defendant may have pleaded too much in nude photo lawsuit (access required)

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A professional photographer may have overplayed his hand responding to accusations he published online nude photos to harass a model turned soccer coach. Last month, a Lynchburg federal judge dismissed the photographer’s counterclaims and refused to trim the coach’s lawsuit, ...

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Woman claims she was unlawfully incarcerated for 87 days – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was arrested on or about Oct. 22, 2009, for threatening to burn her mother’s house in violation of §18.2-83 of the Code of Virginia. Following her arrest, plaintiff was incarcerated, initially at the Hampton City Jail and subsequently the ...

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