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Virginia Beach candidate has no home in the city

A former prosecutor hoping to win the commonwealth’s attorney’s job in Virginia Beach is struggling to maintain a residence there. Mark C. Hardman, a 28-year-old running on an Independent ticket, has not had a permanent address since June, according to ...

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Is that a firearm in your pocket, or just a replica?

Reviewing years of debate over whether various guns can be considered “firearms” when used in felonies, a divided Virginia Court of Appeals panel this week determined that a “John Wayne replica” gun was close enough when it contained all the ...

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Hassell to miss argument session

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. was hospitalized recently with an infection and will not participate in the court’s argument session next week. Katya N. Herndon, the spokeswoman for the Supreme Court, confirmed the illness and added, “I’m pleased ...

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Now you know: Don’t call the justices ‘you guys’

Here’s what NOT to do during oral argument at the Supreme Court of Virginia, according to Justice LeRoy Millette.  Millette noted lawyers twice referred to the sitting court as “you guys” during one recent session. The over-familiarity was not well ...

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Now you know: Don’t call the justices ‘you guys’

Here’s what NOT to do during oral argument at the Supreme Court of Virginia, according to Justice LeRoy Millette.  Millette noted lawyers twice referred to the sitting court as “you guys” during one recent session. The over-familiarity was not well ...

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Nearly 600 layoffs part of budget cut plan

Gov. Tim Kaine’s package of budget cuts includes 593 state employee layoffs, according to a news release from the governor’s office today. The plan calls for elimination of more than 900 state positions to help cover a $1.35 billion budget ...

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Justice Lemons moves to Nelson County

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons has moved his home and chambers to Nellysford. Lemons’ chambers had been in the Supreme Court building in Richmond, and he had lived in Hanover County on a 3-acre tract west of Ashland. ...

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Justice Lemons moves to Nelson County

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons has moved his home and chambers to Nellysford. Lemons’ chambers had been in the Supreme Court building in Richmond, and he had lived in Hanover County on a 3-acre tract west of Ashland. ...

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Salem bar goes haute cuisine

The Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association, whose members normally dine on the banquet food at the Salem Civic Center, will aim its culinary standards a bit higher for a fundraiser in November .  Wade Anderson, gourmand, restaurant critic and appellate law ...

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