Constitutional law scholar and legal ethics expert Ronald D. Rotunda will leave Northern Virginia’s George Mason University School of Law after going public with a spat between his wife and another GMU professor. In pulling up stakes in Fairfax this ...Read More »
Challenging the government is not working out very well for Robert Steinburg. In 2005, he was tossed out of a Chesterfield County Planning Commission meeting and charged with disorderly conduct after a heated exchange with a commission member. His civil ...Read More »
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell says that he will appeal the 2-to-1 ruling by a 4th U.S. Court of Appeals panel that Virginia’s ban on so-called “partial-birth” abortions is unconstitutional. According to the report from the Daily Press (via AP), ...
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As reported by the Washington Times, we should get a ruling in about a month after yesterday’s hearing on the constitutionality of the Virginia law that impacts the ownership of land controlled by breakaway Episcopal churches. Meanwhile, the Hartford [Conn.] ...Read More »
Of the late Mr. Gouldman, the Free Lance-Star writes, “One of his most cherished accomplishments was his participation in successfully lobbying the [William & Mary] Board of Visitors against the proposed closing of the School of Law in 1939.”Read More »
A King George County circuit judge may entertain a rare court challenge to the way the local school district handles discipline appeals. The law allowing Virginia circuit courts to hear appeals of school discipline cases is restrictive by design. A ...Read More »
University of Richmond law professor Peter Swisher has been selected by Virginia’s Court of Appeals to serve as Court Reporter for Civil Cases. As explained in the release from the law school, the job involves advising, editing, and counseling the ...
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A case involving a convicted embezzler could resolve whether a sentencing judge has any say about the early release of a state inmate for home electronic monitoring. Judith Brumfield of Gretna was convicted in 2006 of stealing from her employer, ...Read More »