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Former Va. law professor disbarred in DC

Bruce Pelkey, a former Regent law professor, has lost his law license for “blatant dishonesty” arising out of a romance and business deals that both went sour. The Examiner reports that Pelkey got ex-girlfriend, Linda Cavalli, to contribute about $32,000 ...

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William Courtney King Jr. dies

William Courtney King Jr., a civic leader and long-time Roanoke attorney, died this past Sunday. He was 85. Mr. King served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. After working in New York City, he practiced ...

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GOP will fight budget boosts

House Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, announced yesterday that Republican legislators will resist efforts to pad the state budget and will support belt tightening for the House itself.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the House will take steps to save $1.1 million, ...

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Assembly could rein in title loans

Lawmakers can expect pressure to cap interest rates for car title lenders. The Free Lance-Star reports that Del. Joe Morrisey, D-Henrico, is drafting a bill that would cap the annual interest rates of car title loans at 36 percent. Currently, ...

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GOP activists push for open votes

Republican activists are pushing party leaders to abolish a rule that allows members of the House of Delegates to defeat bills in subcommittees without leaving any record of how they voted. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the current practice has been ...

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AG discourages “chemical trespass” laws

An opinion by Virginia’s attorney general may cast a shadow over so-called “chemical trespass” ordinances being considered by localities for protection against uranium mining. “It is my opinion that a Virginia locality may not enact an ordinance that preempts or ...

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1163 pass July 2008 Bar Exam

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has posted the results for the July 2008 Bar Exam this afternoon. Of the candidates who sat for the exam this past summer in Roanoke, 1163  (or 79.9 percent) received a passing score. About 100 ...

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