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Lawyer convicted of brandishing a firearm (access required)

A Warren County judge has convicted a lawyer of four counts of brandishing a firearm near her Front Royal home, according to the Northern Virginia Daily. F. Patricia Callahan, 65, was fined $100 on each count and ordered to pay ...

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Court grants writ on faulty witness ID (access required)

Although faulty eyewitness identification has been the basis for most of the convictions overturned by DNA evidence, it’s tough to get an appellate writ granted, much less have a conviction reversed, when the judge or jury believes the witness. So ...

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Lawyer charged with child pornography (access required)

An associate in the McLean office of Arnold & Porter has been charged with six child pornography counts involving a 15-year-old prostitute, according to WRC-TV and The Washington Post. Joshua J. Gessler, 41, was arrested on Aug. 9 and charged ...

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Cuccinelli bid for UVa documents lacks support, judge holds

Retired Albemarle County Circuit Judge Paul M. Peatross Jr. has sided with the University of Virginia in its effort to block Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s investigation of records from a climate change researcher. In a letter opinion today, Peatross ...

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One way to go

The obituaries column in any newspaper, including ours, tends to be pretty sober and sobering. But from the obits in the Richmond Times-Dispatch yesterday, here’s one that will make you read it twice. A guy who was 67 passed away. ...

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