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Remedial fees appeal heard (access required)

A second Virginia Circuit Court judge was asked Tuesday to overrule a lower court decision holding the state’s civil remedial fees unconstitutional. Richmond Circuit Judge Walter W. Stout III told traffic defense attorney G. Barton Chucker and Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael ...

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Best of the Blog (access required)

Was it a grand gesture on a moonlit night? That first flush of new parenthood? We don’t really get the details in Miller v. Miller, decided last Tuesday by the Virginia Court of Appeals. But we do know now that ...

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High court uses oft-ignored procedure in employment case (access required)

Virginia Code Sect. 8.01-626 appears to give Supreme Court of Virginia justices broad authority to provide prompt review of decisions by circuit courts involving injunctions. However, it is authority that has been exercised only 13 times in the last four ...

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VSB backs six for Court of Appeals seat (access required)

The judicial nominations committee of the Virginia State Bar has found six candidates highly qualified to fill the vacancy created by the retirement Court of Appeals Judge James W. Benton Jr. They are: * Chesterfield County Circuit Judge Michael C. ...

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Ex-Gov. Mark Warner to run for Senate in '08 (access required)

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner ended speculation about his political future Thursday, an-nouncing that he will run for the U.S. Senate next year. The Democrat will seek the seat currently held by Re-publican Sen. John Warner, who is retiring after ...

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Dog advocacy groups target Michael Vick (access required)

Eleven dog advocacy groups filed papers last week asking a federal judge to send Michael Vick to prison for nearly five years when the quarterback is sentenced later this year and to turn the property he and others used for ...

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Families of teens at Beaumont: Close it (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG—A representative of a group of families of teenagers at the Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center has urged the state Board of Juvenile Justice to close the facility, arguing that Beaumont is dangerous and fails to rehabilitate its young offenders. Liane ...

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Lawyer: Anti-spam laws abridge free speech rights (access required)

Virginia’s law banning the massive distribution of junk e-mail is an unconstitutional barrier to free speech, a lawyer for a former spammer told the state’s highest court Wednesday. Jeremy Jaynes of Raleigh, N.C., was considered among the top 10 spammers ...

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Ex-Sheriff in Henry County gets 8 months in prison (access required)

ROANOKE—A federal judge has sentenced a former rural county sheriff to eight months in prison for lying to authorities about a scheme to sell drugs and guns seized from criminals. U.S. District Judge James Turk also fined former Henry County ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Sept. 11, 2007, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Claude M. Scialdone of Virginia Beach on impairment grounds.

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