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Free speech claim rejected

Challenging the government is not working out very well for Robert Steinburg. In 2005, he was tossed out of a Chesterfield County Planning Commission meeting and charged with disorderly conduct after a heated exchange with a commission member. His civil ...

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Davis recommended for bar counsel

A search committee has recommended that Senior Assistant Bar Counsel Edward L. Davis head the disciplinary system of Virginia State Bar. Davis, 55, would succeed George W. Chabalewski, who is stepping down July 19 after two years in the job. ...

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State AG to seek review of abortion ruling

Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell says that he will appeal the 2-to-1 ruling by a 4th U.S. Court of Appeals panel that Virginia’s ban on so-called “partial-birth” abortions is unconstitutional. According to the report from the Daily Press (via AP), ...

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County not bound by old deed restriction

Bedford County Attorney Carl Boggess opines that the county is free to develop recreational facilities on a plot of land deeded in 1832 “to erect a poorhouse and work house forever.” As reported by the Roanoke Times, Boggess concludes that ...

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Court now considers constitutionality of Virginia law in Episcopal dispute

As reported by the Washington Times, we should get a ruling in about a month after yesterday’s hearing on the constitutionality of the Virginia law that impacts the ownership of land controlled by breakaway Episcopal churches. Meanwhile, the Hartford [Conn.] ...

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Former Navy legal advisor Harold Gouldman dies

Of the late Mr. Gouldman, the Free Lance-Star writes, “One of his most cherished accomplishments was his participation in successfully lobbying the [William & Mary] Board of Visitors against the proposed closing of the School of Law in 1939.”

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Court may rule on school discipline procedure

A King George County circuit judge may entertain a rare court challenge to the way the local school district handles discipline appeals. The law allowing Virginia circuit courts to hear appeals of school discipline cases is restrictive by design. A ...

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