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W&L names interim dean

Mark Grunewald (right), a law professor at Washington and Lee University since 1976, will become interim dean on July 1. The current dean, Rodney A. Smolla, is leaving to become president of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. A graduate of ...

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A freeze on new judges (access required)

The House Appropriations Committee wants to put a freeze on filling judicial vacancies through June 30, 2012. “[T]he total number of authorized judges in any judicial district or circuit shall be reduced by a number equal to the number of ...

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Too many John Grisham plots?

House Bill 1306 would require jurors to provide a Social Security, voter registration card or photo identification when they assemble for juror selection. If a juror doesn’t have the ID with him, he must sign “a statement affirming, under penalty ...

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