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Obama nominates two for Virginia judgeships

President Barack Obama has nominated federal public defender Arenda Wright Allen and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski for two U.S. district court judgeships in Virginia. Wright Allen is the assistant federal public defender in charge of the Norfolk office. ...

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Deputy named insurance commissioner

Jacqueline K. Cunningham will succeed Alfred W. Gross as Virginia’s Commissioner of Insurance when Gross retires at the end of the year. Cunningham has been deputy commissioner of the life and health division of the State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of ...

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Eleven years later…

A circuit judge in Tennessee has been given a public reprimand by that state’s judicial ethics authorities for taking almost 11 years to issue a decision. Eleven years. Talk about task avoidance. The judge is Judge F. Lee Russell, who ...

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Helmet to helmet

If you’re a fan of pro football, you’ve no doubt heard of the National Football League’s crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits this year, with fines levied by the commissioner. James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers has become the poster child for ...

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Ex-NFL player files federal lawsuit (access required)

BALTIMORE – The National Football League has made curtailing helmet-to-helmet hits a priority, increasing fines and threatening suspensions for blows to the head as part of a midseason crackdown. But the league takes a different position when it comes to ...

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