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Supreme Court seat still in doubt (access required)

General Assembly leaders first scheduled, then cancelled, interviews with Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. as the 2016 General Assembly moved into its first full week of activity. The interviews were intended as the first step in the ...

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Supreme Court seat again in doubt (access required)

Another maverick Republican senator is threatening to unravel the party’s plan to put Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. on the state Supreme Court. State Sen. Glen H. Sturtevant Jr. – who succeeded Sen. John C. Watkins ...

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New Wise prosecutor cuts private work (access required)

Newly elected Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp is doing away with private prosecutor work for some of the municipal cases in the county and the city of Norton. Previously, local ordinance cases and misdemeanors were handled by private attorneys ...

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Court tightens use of sealed documents (access required)

Eastern District federal judges have revised their rules to raise the bar for filing of documents under seal. Under a new version of Local Civil Rule 5, the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ...

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‘But I need cash now!’ (access required)

‘But I need cash now!’ <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/09/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

An industry that offers quick cash in exchange for long-term benefit streams is seeking cover in the wake of allegations that it preys on vulnerable customers with deals that pay pennies on the dollar. Virginia reform proposals have been spawned ...

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