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Even Rick Perry would say, ‘Oops!’

A Fairfax judge has been found guilty of one of the most elementary computer security blunders. Read on. Fairfax lawyer Sharon Nelson reports on her blog, Ride the Lightning, that she and her partner and husband, John Simek, were in ...

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Senate candidate sues for inclusion in debate (access required)

ALEXANDRIA–A U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia has sued media organizations for the right to take part in a debate scheduled for next month. Businessman Julien Modica, a Democrat from Reston, wants a federal judge to force the organizers to cancel ...

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Collaboration urged on campus crime

Greater collaboration between campus and local police departments is needed when investigating major crimes at Virginia colleges, a Virginia State Crime Commission panel concluded. At a meeting earlier today, the commission agreed to explore possible legislation that would mandate “mutual ...

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Collaboration urged on campus crime

Greater collaboration between campus and local police departments is needed when investigating major crimes at Virginia colleges, a Virginia State Crime Commission panel concluded. At a meeting earlier today, the commission agreed to explore possible legislation that would mandate “mutual ...

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No deferred disposition after guilty plea, appeals panel says

The Virginia Court of Appeals today upheld a Fairfax circuit judge’s decision that it had no authority to vacate a guilty finding for a drug defendant, suspend sentencing and allow for a final disposition that would avoid a conviction. Brandon ...

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Judge, legal veteran urge pro bono work

Lynchburg General District Judge Ed Burnette once again joined forces with longtime Lynchburg lawyer Frank Morrison at a recent bar gathering to boost the numbers of Lynchburg-area lawyers who contribute their skills for the greater good. Burnette said working at ...

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