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Virginia Fair Trial Project to close its doors

The Virginia Fair Trial Project, an organization dedicated to improving criminal defense for the poor, will go out of business at the end of the month. The  group had hoped to continue operations with $100,000 in grant money from the ...

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Forensic science system faulted

The nation’s forensic science system is badly fragmented and results in testimony that some types of evidence are reliable when there is no scientific evidence that they are, according to a report from a special committee of the National Research ...

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Mental health funds coming from settlements

Attorney General Bob McDonnell is announcing $1 million for mental health services to come from settlements with two pharmacy benefits management companies. The grant will help the Virginia Health Care Foundation and other health organizations establish or expand the availability ...

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Redistricting plan killed in House

A plan for non-partisan redistricting that passed the Senate unanimously was killed in a House subcommittee yesterday. According to The Virginian-Pilot, SB926 would have put the task of redrawing voting districts in the hands of a seven-member commission, rather than ...

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Regent moot team repeats at W&M

The Regent University law school moot court team took top honors for the second year in a row at the William B. Spong National Moot Court Tournament at William & Mary.  Regent’s team consisted of 2L students Chuck Slemp and ...

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Republican AG candidates tout electability

At a Roanoke forum last evening, each of the three candidates for the Republican nomination for attorney general sought to show why he was the most likely to triumph in the November election.  Ken Cuccinelli, John Brownlee, and Dave Foster ...

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