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Steve Minor
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The effects of the government shutdown on pending civil cases against the United States
This week I have been notified by the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Southern District of Ohio, and the Southern District of West Virginia that proceedings in civil cases against the United States, with some exceptions, a...
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On appeals and counterclaims
I read with interest the opinion for the Supreme Court by Justice Kelsey in Robinson Family, LLC v. Allen , addressing the issue of whether an appeal from the General District Court in a case where there was a counterclaim was also an appeal of the counterc...
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No new judgeships in 2018
This report says Arlington Circuit Court will get an additional judgeship in 2019, and that no new judgeships were funded anywhere in Virginia for 2018.
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On Judge Robert William Hughes
Longtime readers of this blog would know that I am interested in Southwest Virginia lawyers and judges from days gone by, and I mostly wrote the Wikipedia articles for several of them, including Judge Robert William Hughes . Judge Hughes died in 1901 and wa...
On Judge Robert William Hughes
On Judge Robert William Hughes
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On the judicial vacancy in the W.D. Va.
I noticed that Judge Glen Conrad took senior status in December, and that Judge Urbanski is now the Chief Judge of the W.D. Va. Judge Conrad is and was much admired among the people I've known at the courthouse, including Judge Williams, who thought he was ...
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Wherefore, section 20-79(c)
A standard provision of divorce decrees in Virginia is the referral, pursuant to Va. Code 20-79(c) , to a Juvenile Court of matters pertaining to the modification and enforcement of the terms of the decree related to custody and visitation and child support...
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On Blackstone's Commentaries
I've been studying on an issue about which the Supreme Court of Virginia has cited more than once the "Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone. Blackstone's Commentaries were written in the 1760s. The four books were the leading sourceboo...
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On the withdrawal of appeals from the Juvenile Court
I read with interest the opinion for the panel of Judges Alston, Chafin, and Haley in Spear v. Omary , decided today by the Court of Appeals. Somewhat unusually, the opinion cites two of our appeals from the Barrett cases, that I argued before the Court of ...
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On the late Don Williams
From my clerkship with Judge Williams, I got to know his brothers, Lowell and Don. Later on Don was on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board when I did some work over there. He was a big character with a big smile and everyone in the County knew him...
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Microsoft to help expand rural broadband in 6 states. says Washington Post
The Washington Post has this account of a pilot program being launched by Microsoft in six states, including Virginia, which is "a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment to help teach computer
science to students, expand rural broadband and help creat...
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