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Prosecutor moves to delay case against suicidal veteran

Federal authorities may have a reached an understanding about how to resolve the case of a Navy veteran facing four firearms charges after calling for help on a suicide prevention line. The U.S. Attorney’s office has moved to postpone the ...

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House, Senate have different judicial defrosting plans

House budget planners appear willing to turn up the heat a bit more than their Senate counterparts when it comes to unfreezing Virginia trial court judgeships. A House Appropriations subcommittee recommends filling 33 judgeships that would otherwise be left unfilled. ...

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Court closes door on late efforts to avoid deportation (access required)

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its refusal to allow courts to use two ancient common law writs to undo criminal convictions likely to bring deportation for immigrant defendants. Two Fairfax County circuit judges allowed the defendants to reopen their cases, ...

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VBA recommends four for Court of Appeals

Two circuit judges and two lawyers in private practice have won the recommendation of the Virginia Bar Association as the General Assembly considers a replacement for Virginia Court of Appeals Judge James Haley Jr. In a Feb. 15 letter to ...

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