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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Feb. 17, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of Jason C. Roper of Mars, Pa., for three years for violating rules governing candor toward the tribunal; fairness to opposing party or counsel; respect ...

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John F. Carroll IV (access required)

University of Richmond law Prof. John F. Carroll IV died March 8 at age 44. A native of New Jersey, Prof. Carroll attended school in Chesterfield County, graduating from Midlothian High School in 1985. He received a B.S. in Mechanical ...

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UR program explores ethics of assassination (access required)

When governments use assassination as a tool, is it legal? Is it morally acceptable? Can it be justified under certain conditions? Does it matter if the target is a political, military or civilian leader? Experts in law, public policy and ...

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Grand jury begins probe of Norfolk agency (access required)

A special grand jury investigation of the Norfolk Community Services Board is under way. The 11-member panel convened for the first time March 14. A former employee of the agency collected pay and benefits for 12 years without showing up ...

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Lawsuit is planned over tunnel toll plan (access required)

PORTSMOUTH — The state’s plan to charge tolls at two existing tunnels to help pay for a new tunnel connecting Norfolk and Portsmouth could end up in court. Media outlets report that attorney Patrick McSweeney plans to file a lawsuit ...

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New Kent woman sentenced for mortgage fraud (access required)

A New Kent County woman has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for mortgage loan fraud. Nicole G. Hathaway pleaded guilty in Richmond federal court in September. She was sentenced March 14. The 34-year-old Hathaway was ...

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DOJ OKs Va. redistricting plan (access required)

The U.S. Justice Department has given approval to Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan. In a March 14 letter the federal agency said it does not have any objections to the changes under the Republican-backed plan that cleared the Virginia General Assembly ...

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‘Mockingbird’ retains its vitality

It’s more than a book, and more than a movie. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is an institution of American culture. New proof arrived last week. Harper Lee’s 1960 novel and the 1962 movie remain a touchstone for believers in the ...

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