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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Criminal – Drug Conspiracy – Drug Trafficking Murder (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a defendant’s convictions for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and murder through use of a firearm in the course of a drug trafficking crime; although we conclude the district court erred in instructing the jury on ...

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Criminal – Arson – Convenience Store Owner (access required)

A convenience store owner’s claim that the government did not prove she caused the fire that burned her store fails because of strong circumstantial evidence of the owner’s financial problems including back taxes and vendors’ bills, the owner’s presence in ...

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More on Clemens appointment

Roanoke Circuit Judge Swanson noted today that Chris Clemens was appointed to the district court bench by a “majority” of the circuit court judges. The Roanoke Times has more on the impact of the decision on Clemens’ law office and ...

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Clemens tapped for Roanoke County judgeship

The General Assembly earlier this week elected judges for many of the open seats across the commonwealth. One of the positions that remained vacant after Wednesday was a general district judgeship in Roanoke County. Judge Julian Raney retired at the ...

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Most judicial vacancies filled

The General Assembly elected 22 judges late yesterday but failed to fill vacancies on the State Corporation Commission and in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton and Roanoke. Court of Appeals Judges Robert J. Humphreys and Jean Harrison Clements won reappointments, and ...

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City to finally move on Richmond courthouse

The Times-Dispatch has an article on its Web site about the much-delayed plan for getting the two criminal general district courtrooms out of the deteriorating Public Safety Building. The plan now is to move them to a renovated Manchester Courthouse, ...

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