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Wild times in Culpeper

The Culpeper County supervisors must have felt like they were chasing their tails trying to make sense of the definitions in the new county animal code.  County Attorney Roy Thorpe was telling the board that they should update the county ...

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Congressional race still uncertain

According to the numbers, Democrat Tom Perriello now has the slimmest of leads over incumbent Republican Virgil Goode in the back-and-forth vote count battle for Virginia’s 5th congressional seat.  But the numbers differ depending on the source, as reported by ...

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AG candidate calls for early voting in Va.

One of the candidates for next year’s state attorney general election says it’s time for Virginia to adopt early voting. Roanoke lawyer John P. Fishwick Jr. says Virginia should join the 30 or more states that currently allow unfettered early ...

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Criminal – Leaving Accident Scene – Victim’s Injury

Where a woman got out of her car and walked back to ask defendant if he was OK after he rear-ended her car with his pickup truck, and her vehicle suffered only $400 in damages, there was insufficient evidence that ...

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McDonnell’s view of the election

If you’re not on Republican Attorney General Bob McDonnell’s political e-mail list, you might have missed his take on the election. After the perfunctory congratulations to and pledges to work with the winners, he acknowledges, “Yesterday in Virginia was a ...

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McDonnell’s view of the election

If you’re not on Republican Attorney General Bob McDonnell’s political e-mail list, you might have missed his take on the election. After the perfunctory congratulations to and pledges to work with the winners, he acknowledges, “Yesterday in Virginia was a ...

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Finally, multijurisdictional practice rules

The Supreme Court of Virginia has adopted three multijurisdictional practice measures more than two years after the Virginia State Bar Council first recommended them to the high court. The court suggested revisions to the initial proposals, and the VSB sent ...

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Goode now the apparent winner in the 5th

As the dust starts to settle at last in the seesaw battle in Virginia’s 5th Congressional district, Republican incumbent Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. appears to have claimed a narrow victory. How narrow?  The latest vote totals from the State ...

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Administrative Law – Standing – Virginia Water Protection Permit

The Virginia Court of Appeals finds that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has standing to challenge the extension of the Virginia Water Protection Permit for the proposed reservoir on the Mattaponi River in King William County. Chesapeake Bay Foundation Inc. v. ...

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Did your county/city vote red or blue?

President-elect Barack Obama carried Virginia last night, 52-47 percent; he is the first Democrat to do so since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. How did your city or county vote? Take a look at the handy election widget we posted from ...

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