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Judge arrested in dispute at Walmart (access required)

Fauquier County Circuit Judge Jeffrey W. Parker was arrested and charged with assault and battery after a dispute with a Walmart clerk Sept. 5 in Stafford County. The judge allegedly grabbed the hand of the store employee after she refused ...

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Raphael returns to Hunton (access required)

Former Virginia solicitor General Stuart A. Raphael is returning to his former law firm’s Washington office. Hunton & Williams LLP has announced that Raphael and West Virginia’s Elbert Lin have joined the firm as partners in the litigation practice in its Washington and Richmond ...

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Christian’s religious bias claim survives (access required)


A printing manager who says he was fired by a boss with a record of making anti-Christian remarks can go forward with his religious discrimination claim. A Harrisonburg federal judge has denied summary judgment in the case. The plaintiff contends ...

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Pomrenke contempt hearing on schedule (access required)

An Abingdon federal judge has cleared the way for a criminal contempt trial against a sitting Virginia judge this month. U.S. District Judge James P. Jones on Sept. 5 denied objections to a ruling that requires Virginia’s Judicial Inquiry and ...

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Ky. inmate charged with threat to Va. judge (access required)

A Kentucky man convicted of domestic violence in Patrick County last year has been charged with conspiring to kill his Virginia prosecutor, who is now a judge. Travis Engle, 37, was sentenced to a suspended sentence last year after court proceedings ...

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Applicants sought for federal judgeship

Virginia’s two U.S. senators are accepting applications for the Alexandria federal judgeship to be vacated this month by the retirement of U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have asked the Virginia State Bar ...

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Judge allows access to JIRC file on Pomrenke (access required)

A U.S. magistrate judge will allow federal prosecutors access to portions of the file of Virginia’s Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission on ethics charges against Bristol Judge Kurt Pomrenke. U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent said the need to protect ...

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