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Child pornography cartoon conviction upheld by 4th Circuit (access required)

Child pornography is illegal even if the pictures are drawn, a federal appeals panel said in affirming the first conviction under a 2003 federal law against such cartoons. Dwight Whorley is serving 20 years in prison, convicted in 2005 of ...

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Fairfax Bar announces 2008 Pro Bono awards (access required)

FAIRFAX— The Fairfax Bar Association (FBA) announced the winners of this year’s Pro Bono Awards and the James Keith Public Service Award on Dec. 2. These awards honor those who gave their time and talents to the community through the ...

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Jury calls for 38-year sentence for Mormon missionary murderer (access required)

CHESAPEAKE—A jury in Chesapeake has recommended a Virginia man spend 38 and a half years in prison for killing a Mormon missionary and wounding another. The sentence recommended last week for James Boughton Jr. will be considered by a trial ...

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McDonnell proposes legislation to eliminate election problems (access required)

Attorney General Bob McDonnell is backing legislation to streamline the voting process, standardize guidelines to determine voter residence, and ensure that all ballots are properly counted. McDonnell, a Republican running for governor, outlined last week eight voting-related proposals to be ...

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Perriello declared winner in 5th District election recount (access required)

It’s official. Democrat Tom Perriello won the 5th Congressional District seat from incumbent Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. by 727 votes out of more than 315,000 cast in the Nov. 4 election. Although the numbers varied, Perriello had maintained a ...

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Norfolk delegation agrees on circuit court nominees (access required)

Electing three new judges in Norfolk in the next session of the General Assembly apparently won’t be a repeat of the battle to fill three circuit court vacancies there that occurred this year. Sources say the delegation has agreed on: ...

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Governor proposes budget cuts; court system largely unaffected (access required)

The judicial system appears to have escaped unscathed from the latest round of budget cuts announced last week by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. The governor is trimming $2.9 billion from the state’s two-year, $78 billion budget. The cuts Kaine proposed ...

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Fairfax board promises help to redevelop Tysons (access required)

TYSONS CORNER—The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors promised last week to act quickly to help redevelop Tysons Corner, after property owners and local leaders complained that bureaucracy has slowed the sprawling suburb’s transformation to an urban center. Board members said ...

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Ex-PD in Lexington to serve 30 days in jail (access required)

A former assistant public defender in Lexington will serve 30 days in jail after pleading no contest earlier this month to misdemeanor sexual assault. Robert Armstrong was charged with attempting to have a female client perform a sex act during ...

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VCU degree-awarding matter concluded (access required)

The agency that accredits Virginia Commonwealth University says the university won’t face sanctions or warnings in its handling of the case of the improper awarding of a bachelor’s degree to Richmond’s former police chief. Belle S. Wheelan, president of the ...

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