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Citizen Groups and ‘River Runner’ Have Standing (access required)

The 4th Circuit says two environmental groups have standing to prosecute a citizen suit alleging defendant Gaston Copper Recycling Corporation violated the Clean Water Act, even after the death of the member of one of the groups who established standing ...

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Bond denied for former prosecutor

A federal judge Monday denied bond for former Winchester Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul H. Thomson based on a charge of witness tampering and a positive drug screen. A DEA affidavit claims Thomson, 56, tried to manipulate statements by his alleged former ...

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Save drug court funding, judges plead

While lawyers and their organizations pressure the General Assembly to find money to fill vacant judgeships, Roanoke judges say they hope the state’s drug courts don’t become a target for Richmond budget cutters. “Every year we have to ask for ...

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An evenly divided court? (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has a cadre of three senior justices that it calls on to augment its ranks when a justice cannot sit for some reason. As a result, it’s rare for less than seven jurists to hear ...

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Democratic principles collide at Supreme Court (access required)

Appellate advocates Steve Emmert and Bill Hurd each emphasized the grand principle that supported his argument – the First Amendment right to petition government to redress grievances for Emmert and the sanctity of the democratic process for Hurd. If only ...

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