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Assembly elects judges

The reappointment or election of 24 judges and two members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission was the last business of the 2009 General Assembly tonight. Both houses adjourned for the year about 8:45 p.m. after the reappointments and ...

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Fralin to retire from House

Del. William Fralin,  R-Roanoke, told fellow delegates today he will not run for re-election this fall.  Fralin has represented the Roanoke Valley for six years. As reported by The Roanoke Times, Fralin’s announcement on the House floor led to a ...

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Committee certifies judges

The House Courts of Justice Committee finally got to see this afternoon the judicial performance evaluations of the first five judges to go through the process and quickly certified them to the full House, which is expected to reappoint them ...

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Striking ‘Paid in Full’

When parties haggle over a debt, one of them may try to get the last word by making partial payment and claiming an accord and satisfaction. In a new case of homeowner v. plumber, the Supreme Court of Virginia says ...

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Maine claim in vain

The state of Maine again has been rejected in its effort to force the return of a copy of the Declaration of Independence held by a Virginia citizen. The Supreme Court of Virginia today brushed aside Maine’s characterization of the ...

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Traffic Offenses – Implied Consent Statute – Voluntary Test

A defendant who appeared intoxicated at a single-vehicle accident on a private road, who volunteered to take a breathalyzer test, loses his appeal arguing that the certificate of analysis was inadmissible under Va. Code § 18.2-268.2(A). Roseborough v. Commonwealth (Va.Ct.App.) ...

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