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Gilmore wins GOP nod for U.S. Senate seat (access required)

A sharply split Virginia Republican Convention has nominated former Gov. Jim Gilmore to run for the seat of retiring Republican Senator John Warner. Gilmore won 50.3 percent of the delegate votes on May 31 over conser-vative Bob Marsh-all, the Virginia ...

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High court issues show cause on Chesapeake lawyer (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has ordered a Chesapeake lawyer to show why he should not be suspended from practicing before the court because of his failure to comply with appellate rules. The order lists nine cases filed by Andrew ...

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Statewide bars seek names for high court endorsement (access required)

Several statewide bar groups have set June 17 as the deadline for the submission of interest by candidates in replacing Justice G. Steven Agee on the Supreme Court of Virginia. The U.S. Senate confirmed Agee last month for a seat ...

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VSB panel backs four for SCC seat (access required)

The judicial nominations committee of the Virginia State Bar has found four candidates to be highly qualified and two more to be qualified for a seat on the State Corporation Commission. Those considered highly qualified are: • Philip R. deHaas, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 6, 2008, the Virginia State Bar’s Ninth District Committee imposed a public reprimand with terms on Danville lawyer Jon I. Davey for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence and communication. According to the VSB, Davey failed to properly ...

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Weckstein urged for Supreme Court

The Salem-Roanoke County Bar Association has recommended veteran Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford Weckstein for a pending seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia. As noted by WDBJ, Gov. Kaine gets to make the pick on who to succeed Salem’s Steven ...

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Grey files for mayor

Hunton & Williams partner Robert J. Grey Jr. has joined the crowded race to succeed L. Douglas Wilder as Richmond mayor. Grey, 57, is a former president of the American Bar Association and a longtime confidant of Wilder. He has ...

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Only so much of the truth

A judge erred in telling jurors that he could lower their sentencing recommendation but not increase it, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today. The judge’s comment came in response the question, “Can the [judge] alter the sentence[?]” Justice Barbara ...

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High court upholds Randolph-Macon plans

The Supreme Court of Virginia has refused to halt Randolph-Macon’s sex-change operation. Trustees of the Lynchburg college that is switching from all-female to coed did not breach their contract with entering female students, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today. ...

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