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Law profs in the news

There’s a wealth of information about the achievements and advancements of law professors as the school year comes to an end. We note that the University of Virginia law school has snagged Saikrishna Prakash, a prominent constitutional law scholar, who ...

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Heaphy may be choice for US Attorney

By process of elimination, The Roanoke Times reports that Tim Heaphy may be the president’s choice for U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Virginia’s two U.S. senators nominated three lawyers for the job; two of them report they’ve ...

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Heaphy may be choice for US Attorney

By process of elimination, The Roanoke Times reports that Tim Heaphy may be the president’s choice for U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Virginia’s two U.S. senators nominated three lawyers for the job; two of them report they’ve ...

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Commonwealth replaces Intoxilyzer machines (access required)

The Intoxilyzer finally is retired. The last state-owned “Intoxilyzer 5000” machines, used by police to perform breath tests on suspected drunken drivers, have been taken out of service, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Forensic Science. DUI ...

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Hill House dedicated in Roanoke

Veterans of the civil rights battles of Virginia recalled the fight as they honored the memory of attorney Oliver W. Hill on the sunny front lawn of Hill’s boyhood home this afternoon. The house in Roanoke’s Gainsboro community, renovated through ...

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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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