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Spammer’s nine-year sentence upheld

A divided Supreme Court of Virginia has affirmed the computer crime conviction and nine-year prison sentence of a North Carolina man who sent mass quantities of spam – unsolicited bulk e-mail – through AOL servers in Northern Virginia. Defendant Jeremy ...

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Criminal cases divide court

The Supreme Court of Virginia split sharply today in deciding three criminal cases – one affirming the procedure in state law for submitting certificates of analysis at trial, a second upholding admission of the items seized in a search under ...

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Supreme Court rejects transportation plan

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today that the regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia violates the state constitution. The constitution bars the imposition of taxes by non-elected bodies such as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn ...

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Effort to kill cash proffers fails for year

A comprehensive restructuring of the way localities pay for the costs of growth perhaps proved to be too comprehensive too soon. Senate Bill 768 would have replaced cash proffers, the amount developers pay per unit to get a rezoning approved, ...

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Three candidates interview for SCC post

For the vacant seat on the State Corporation Commission, the House of Delegates wants Richmond lawyer/lobbyist Bernard McNamee. The Senate wants a former delegate, Barnie Day. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that yesterday, three new candidates for the post interviewed with ...

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Fairfax man can keep Declaration copy

Long before there were bloggers, there were preachers in pulpits charged with delivering momentous news. Thus it was on July 17, 1776, that the Executive Council of Massachusetts took action to let colonists know that our nascent nation had severed ...

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LeClairRyan, Wright Robinson to merge

LeClairRyan will absorb Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum at the end of next month. The merger of the two Richmond-based firms will give LeClairRyan a West Coast presence for the first time and increase the number of attorneys to more ...

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Cook backed for circuit judgeship

The News & Advance reports this afternoon that the Lynchburg legislative delegation apparently has agreed upon a candidate for a pending circuit judgeship in the 24th Circuit: John Cook. Cook would succeed Judge Sam Johnston of Campbell County, who is ...

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