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Political gadfly gets Supreme Ct. hearing

A Roanoke government gadfly who was tossed from a city council meeting after shouting from the back of the room has been granted an appeal by the Supreme Court of Virginia. E. Duane Howard was convicted of disorderly conduct under ...

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Political gadfly gets Supreme Ct. hearing

A Roanoke government gadfly who was tossed from a city council meeting after shouting from the back of the room has been granted an appeal by the Supreme Court of Virginia. E. Duane Howard was convicted of disorderly conduct under ...

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Volunteer attorneys rejected for DNA notices

The Virginia Forensic Science Board has decided against turning to private attorneys for help in locating and notifying felons of old biological evidence in their cases that could be retested, the AP reports. Board members reportedly decided instead to make ...

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Warrantless GPS tracking approved

Arlington County Circuit Judge Joanne Alper ruled that there was no 4th amendment violation when, without a warrant, police attached a GPS tracking device to a suspect’s van and followed his travels around the community. According to the Arlington Connection, ...

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Governor marks DNA milestone

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science has obtained its 5,000th hit to Virginia’s Offender DNA Databank, according to a news release from the governor’s office. A “hit” occurs when a DNA profile developed from any biological fluid, tissue, or hair ...

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Governor marks DNA milestone

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science has obtained its 5,000th hit to Virginia’s Offender DNA Databank, according to a news release from the governor’s office. A “hit” occurs when a DNA profile developed from any biological fluid, tissue, or hair ...

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Prisoner accused of Holocaust scam

Federal authorities have accused an inmate in a Virginia federal prison of identity theft, possibly for the purpose of filing false claims for benefits intended for Holocaust victims and their descendants. According to an indictment, John Kenneth Leighnor Jr., 49, ...

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Vick on Animal Planet

Michael Vick’s dogfighting activities have been a godsend to animal rights organizations. Animal Planet is the latest group to use his federal conviction as a vehicle to promote its activities. This press release describes its documentary on the case as ...

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SOX whistleblower claim rebuffed

In a closely watched case that has tested Sarbanes-Oxley protection for corporate whistleblowers, the 4th Circuit has upheld a Southwest Virginia bank’s refusal to reinstate a CFO who filed one of the nation’s first whistleblower claims under the 2002 Act. ...

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SOX whistleblower claim rebuffed

In a closely watched case that has tested Sarbanes-Oxley protection for corporate whistleblowers, the 4th Circuit has upheld a Southwest Virginia bank’s refusal to reinstate a CFO who filed one of the nation’s first whistleblower claims under the 2002 Act. ...

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