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O’Connor weighs in on law and war

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor lately has been offering pointed public opinions on various topics, most often on the judicial selection process in the states. Today, at Virginia Military Institute, she turned her sights on military justice. According ...

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No SOX shelter for bouncing your boss

Here is today’s tip for a happy workplace: Don’t threaten to have police remove the company HR director, your superior, from a company-funded holiday lunch. If you do deny admission to the festivities, don’t expect Sarbanes-Oxley to provide protective cover ...

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AP: Bolling to seek second term as Lt. Gov.

The Associated Press reports that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will announce this afternoon that he will seek reelection as lieutenant governor in 2009. Bolling’s announcement will leave Attorney General Bob McDonnell an open field for the Republican nomination for governor. ...

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Crack prosecution policy criticized

How does a lawyer know when a judge is annoyed at him? Maybe it’s when the judge lays out his beef in a first-page footnote in a published opinion. In this decision, Chief U.S. District Judge James Jones pointedly criticizes ...

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