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Daily Archives: January 11, 2010

Domestic Relations – Appeals – Transcript – Custody  (access required)

Conspicuously missing from the 3,351-page appendix in husband’s appeal of this divorce case is a complete transcript of the trial court’s ruling from the bench awarding sole custody of the children to wife, and that ruling cannot be reviewed under ...

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Search & Seizure – Auto Search – Crack Cookie Block  (access required)

Police did not violate defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when they seized defendant, as well as a cocaine cookie block found beneath the seat of defendant’s automobile, after a valid stop based on observation of defendant’s illegally parked vehicle, which matched ...

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John A. MacKenzie (access required)

John A. MacKenzie, a retired federal judge who sat in Norfolk, died Jan. 1 in Portsmouth. He was 92. A native of Portsmouth, Judge MacKenzie received his undergraduate and law degrees from Washington and Lee University. He served as an ...

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Robert J. O’Neill (access required)

Robert J. O’Neill, a retired attorney in Front Royal, died Dec. 21. He was 81. Mr. O’Neill grew up in the Bronx, New York, during the Great Depression and earned a law degree from Fordham University in 1956 after serving ...

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Edward A. Natt (access required)

Edward A. Natt, Roanoke’s first county attorney and an expert on land use law, died Dec. 29 after a 21-month battle with cancer. He was 64. A native of Roanoke, Mr. Natt graduated from the University of North Carolina at ...

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Robert J. Smith (access required)

Robert James Smith, a retired judge of the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, died Dec. 30. He was 85. Judge Smith received his bachelor’s and law degrees from Washington and Lee University after serving in the U.S. ...

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