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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Search & Seizure – Suspect’s Flight – Drugs & Gun (access required)

Police did not violate defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when they pursued him as he fled from questioning by the officers about possible trespass or blocking the sidewalk of a city street in a high-crime neighborhood in Richmond, and the Court ...

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State tax department backs e-filing this year (access required)

The Virginia Department of Taxation is encouraging residents to file income tax returns electronically this year. To reduce costs, the state is giving priority to electronic returns. The department says returns on paper will take longer than in years past ...

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Gloucester fees for removal effort prompt legislation (access required)

A judge’s order that a group of Gloucester County citizens pay $80,000 in legal costs for their failed effort to remove four officials from office has led to legislation in Richmond. Three state lawmakers have filed bills that would prohibit ...

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VSB online directory is up and running (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s online directory has been up for about three weeks, and Executive Director Karen A. Gould says the only complaint so far is that it doesn’t have enough information. The directory has the name, firm name, mailing ...

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Arlington Bar opposes VSB ‘specialist’ rule (access required)

The Arlington County Bar Association has told the Virginia State Bar that it opposes a change to a Rule of Professional Conduct that would make it easier for a lawyer to claim to be certified as a specialist. Rule 7.4(d) ...

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Kaine: $20M for Bay, river clean-up will stay (access required)

(AP) Gov. Timothy M. Kaine told about 200 people at a clean-water rally last week that he is standing by a $20 million appropriation to help clean up Virginia’s rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. About 200 people attended the rally ...

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Criminal – ‘Actual Innocence’ Petition (access required)

The Court of Appeals dismisses this petition for a writ of actual innocence filed by a defendant who was convicted in Norfolk Circuit Court in 1992 of sodomy and aggravated sexual battery, based on his son’s recantation of allegations that ...

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Herring takes her seat in House of Delegates (access required)

Charniele L Herring, winner of a special election two weeks ago by just 16 votes, was finally seated last week in the House of Delegates. Herring, a Democrat, took her seat after her victory was upheld Monday by a three-judge ...

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Kaine, Assembly discussing how to use any stimulus $$$ (access required)

Virginia legislators and the Kaine administration have begun discussing how they might infuse hundreds of millions of dollars expected from the federal economic stimulus bill into the troubled state budget. Virginia government stands to get nearly $4 billion over two ...

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