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Sex offender treatment center raises questions

High staff turnover and questions about the mission are issues for the new Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation. The maximum-security facility, located in rural Nottoway County, holds those deemed by courts to be “sexually violent predators” indefinitely for treatment after ...

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Judge allows withdrawal of guilty plea

A man accused of molesting his stepson 20 years ago has been allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to four counts of forcible sodomy. The Daily News Record reports that Circuit Judge T.J. Wilson reconsidered Friday his ruling the previous ...

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No more shaky easels (access required)

Lawyers who practice in the Richmond federal courts are getting comfortable with the advanced courtroom technology now available in the new federal courthouse. The document cameras and video screens already are familiar tools to practitioners in many other federal courts ...

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Alston is elected to court of appeals (access required)

The General Assembly elected Prince William County Circuit Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. to the Virginia Court of Appeals last week. The legislature also elected three pro tempore appointments by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine: Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. to ...

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32 seek federal seats (access required)

A current and a former member of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Trial court judges. Appellate specialists. Litigators of all descriptions. Law professors. Former U.S. Supreme Court clerks. Thirty-two in all say they’re interested in a position on the 4th ...

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