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Ex-Appeals Court clerk Davis takes JPE post (access required)

Patricia Davis is the new director of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Program, the state’s three-year old system for surveying the performance of sitting judges. Davis served as the first clerk of the Virginia Court of Appeals, and as a senior ...

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Judicial Council seeks input on appellate rules of court (access required)

The Judicial Council of Virginia is asking for formal comment on proposed changes in the appellate rules of court developed over three years by a committee chaired by Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons. The amendments are an effort to ...

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Prosecutors: Ex-CIA official threatens to out agents, programs (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A former top CIA official accused of corruption and fraud is threatening to expose the identities of numerous agents and programs as part of his defense, prosecutors said. In a court filing, prosecutors allege that former CIA executive director Kyle ...

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Crime panel mulls death for those who kill responder (access required)

Members of the Virginia State Crime Commission will decide by December whether to support legislation expanding capital punishment to those who kill a firefighter or emergency responder while performing their duties. Since 1976, Virginia has expanded its capital murder laws ...

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Prince William arrests of illegal immigrants nearly tripled in May (access required)

MANASSAS—Prince William County Police Chief Charlie Deane says the monthly total of suspected illegal immigrants arrested in the county has nearly tripled since May. The number of those later released without charges also rose sharply. Deane reported Tuesday that 75 ...

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JLARC: Charge trash haulers to dump waste (access required)

Charging trash haulers higher fees for dumping waste in Virginia landfills could improve state and local recycling programs, according to a General Assembly study. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission report says a state surcharge of both in-state and ...

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Lawmakers get only middling grades (access required)

No Virginia lawmaker got better than a middling grade in a pro-business legislative monitor’s 2008 report card because the General Assembly failed to enact new transportation funding this year. Virginia FREE deducted 20 percent off the top of every legislator’s ...

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UR law prof gets Fulbright to teach in Beijing (access required)

Joel B. Eisen, a professor at the University of Richmond law school, has received a Fulbright scholarship to teach at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, China, in the spring 2009 semester. CUPL, one of ...

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Suit to leave Assembly for job with Williams Mullen (access required)

Del. Terrie Suit announced last week that she is leaving the House of Delegates after nine years to join a major regional lobbying firm. Suit, a Republican elected in 1999 from her district in Virginia Beach, announced her departure from ...

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LeClairRyan opens an office in Connecticut (access required)

LeClairRyan announced last week the opening of an office in New Haven, Conn., with attorneys and staff members from the firm of Tyler Cooper. The office represents a further expansion into the Northeast that began with a four-lawyer office in ...

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