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Report tells of sexual assault, racism at VMI

The Virginia Military Institute has tolerated and failed to address institutional racism and sexism and must be held accountable for making changes, according to a state-sanctioned report released June 1. The 145-page report states that “racial slurs and jokes are ...

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Special powers: Lawyer-legislators pick judges, can stop cases with privilege (access required)

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Virginia lawyers who serve in the General Assembly enjoy outsized powers and privileges in their interactions with the judges who rule on their cases. But any regulation would be impractical, many of them say. In Virginia, lawyer-legislators can have a ...

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Split decision: Roanoke couple awarded $430K in first verdict over pipeline (access required)

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A federal jury awarded a Roanoke County couple $430,000 in an eminent domain case on May 14, the first such verdict among cases related to the Mountain Valley Pipeline project. The verdict was reached after a four-day trial in federal ...

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