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Warrantless entry plan nixed in Chesterfield

Faced with criticism from the ACLU and other sources, the Chesterfield County supervisors reportedly have dumped a proposed ordinance that would have permitted inspectors to enter rental units without first getting warrants. The ACLU of Virginia said the supervisors voted ...

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More Titantic exploration planned

A lawyer for the company with salvage rights to the Titanic confirms a possible expedition to the wreck site is planned for next year. Robert McFarland of Norfolk (pictured) tells the Associated Press that details of the dive should come ...

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This week is Pro Bono Week (access required)

This week marks the first National Celebration of Pro Bono, and it’s easy to take part in the observance if you’re near Richmond. A whole week of activities is planned by the University of Richmond’s law school both on the ...

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Clemency denied in Roanoke County case

Gov. Tim Kaine has denied a petition for clemency in the case of Aleck Carpitcher, a man serving a 38-year sentence for assaulting an 11-year-old girl who later recanted her testimony. The Roanoke Times reports there was no explanation from ...

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