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Law firm produces reading video

Charlottesville lawyer Kevin Ryan does his best Humphrey Bogart imitation in a video he and three staff members at MichieHamlett produced as part of the Big Read program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The program encourages everyone ...

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Halifax prosecutor not certified for judgeship

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee was apparently unimpressed by two prosecutors who are seeking a judgeship in the 10th Circuit. This afternoon, the Committee found Darrell W. Puckett, the commonwealth’s attorney in Appomattox County, to be qualified for the ...

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House of Delegates clerk dies

Bruce F. Jamerson, clerk of the House of Delegates for the past 20 years, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found about 2:30 a.m. today along a path near the river at Watkins Landing in Powhatan ...

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‘Too much democracy’? (access required)

Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, D-Richmond, thinks hearings this summer on a proposal to realign the state’s judicial circuits and districts may be a bad idea. “You can have too much democracy,” he said at a meeting of the Committee ...

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Efforts of several bar projects converge at Richmond school (access required)

The conviction of R&B singer Chris Brown for assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna provided the example for the principle that no one is above or below the law. The passage of a law by the General Assembly requiring physical education ...

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Med-mal claim against radiology group reinstated (access required)

A divided Supreme Court of Virginia has held that six MRIs performed by a radiology group over three years amounted to continuous treatment of a woman who suffered from numbness and pain on the right side of her face. Because ...

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