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Author Archives: Alan Cooper

Sending cellphone photo to self is porn ‘distribution’ (access required)

Emailing sexually explicit photos of a minor to yourself is distribution of child pornography, the Supreme Court of Virginia said in an unpublished order released Oct. 17. The court affirmed Donald R. Hausen’s conviction on two counts of distribution under ...

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McClanahan invested on the Supreme Court (access required)

Elizabeth A. McClanahan had a terrific 52nd birthday present: investiture as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. With the main courtroom packed and a crowd watching by television in three other rooms, McClanahan took the oath of office ...

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Beach lawyer surrenders license

Virginia Beach attorney John W. Hart has surrendered his license to practice law rather than face allegations that he misappropriated more than $85,000. According to Virginia State Bar documents, Hart became trustee of an irrevocable trust in 2004 and misappropriated ...

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Beach lawyer surrenders license

Virginia Beach attorney John W. Hart has surrendered his license to practice law rather than face allegations that he misappropriated more than $85,000. According to Virginia State Bar documents, Hart became trustee of an irrevocable trust in 2004 and misappropriated ...

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McClanahan invested on the Supreme Court

Elizabeth A. McClanahan had a terrific 52nd birthday present today: investiture as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. With the main courtroom packed and a crowd watching by television in three other rooms, McClanahan took the oath of ...

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Court to review ruling on Dead Man’s Statute (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will review a Roanoke trial judge’s ruling that a physician’s medical notes provided corroboration for the physician’s testimony that he advised a patient to see an endocrinologist because he suspected the patient had Cushing’s syndrome. ...

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