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Virginians involved in war powers report

Former secretaries of state James A. Baker III and Warren Christopher are the big names associated with the National War Powers Commission, but the group that issued its report today on the interaction between the president and Congress on matters ...

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Vick files for bankrutpcy

In what his attorneys say is an effort to stop the financial bleeding, former pro football quarterback Michael Vick filed for Chapter 11 protection yesterday in Newport News. Bloomberg has an account of the filing, and we have the petition ...

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Your signature and identification, please

Attorneys registered to file documents electronically in the Eastern District of Virginia must deliver or send by mail a form with their written signature and a photocopy of a government-issued photo identification to the clerk’s office in Alexandria. If the ...

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Workin’ 8 to 6….

The Norfolk-based law firm of Taylor & Walker PC has started a voluntary four-day work week in its offices. The reason: It saves employees gas money. Apparently companies across the country have been opting for a new four-day, 8-6 schedule; ...

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Akin Gump attorneys join Hunton

Eight lawyers from the labor and employment practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, including a co-chair of the practice area, have joined Hunton & Williams LLP. Laura M. Franze, who practices from Dallas and Los Angeles, will ...

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