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Hassell Jr. pleads guilty to forgery of timesheets (access required)

Leroy R. Hassell Jr., the son of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, has pleaded guilty to forging timesheets for the community service imposed as a result of earlier convictions. Sentencing on the two felony counts is ...

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Lawsuit filed to block action against illegals (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—Latinos in Northern Virginia filed a lawsuit last week against Prince William County in an attempt to block the implementation of a resolution that aims to deny a wide range of public services to illegal immigrants. The lawsuit was filed ...

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Scholars to debate death penalty issues (access required)

Three prominent scholars will discuss and debate death penalty issues at the University of Richmond law school Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. in the school’s faculty lounge. The program will focus on the influence of contemporary culture on the U.S. ...

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JLARC report: Jails abound with mentally ill (access required)

Jails contain more people with mental illness than all the state and private hospitals in Virginia, a legislative study found. While the study concluded that the number of available psychiatric beds is generally adequate, in vast areas of Virginia hospital ...

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Eight-year acid rain battle ends with $4.6B settlement (access required)

WASHINGTON—A $4.6 billion settlement last week by one of the last holdouts among polluting power companies signals the end of a long legal debate over acid rain—and a tougher battle ahead over carbon dioxide and the use of fossil fuels. ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Aug. 29, 2007, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public reprimand with terms on Norfolk lawyer Simon H. Scott III. According to the VSB, Scott, while in the active practice of law, failed to properly terminate his ...

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Civil Rights – Fair Housing Act – Apartment Residents – Racial Harassment (access required)

Residents of a Virginia Beach apartment complex who filed complaints with the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development about their discriminatory and harassing treatment at the complex by defendant site ...

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Civil Rights – Eighth Amendment – Execution Method – Lethal Injection (access required)

A Virginia death-row inmate loses his latest Eighth Amendment challenge to the commonwealth’s method of execution by lethal injection or electrocution. The parties have submitted affidavits, depositions, execution records and other materials in response to the pending motion for summary ...

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