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Cuccinelli: Law allows closer regulation of abortion clinics

Virginia could tighten regulations on clinics providing first trimester abortions according to an opinion released Monday from state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Reviewing Virginia’s health regulatory scheme and a 2000 opinion from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Cuccinelli ...

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UVa ruling expected in 10 days

Albemarle County Circuit Judge Paul Peatross announced Friday he would decide in ten days the University of Virginia’s court challenge to civil investigative demands issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli seeking documents related to climate change research. As reported ...

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UVa ruling expected in 10 days

Albemarle County Circuit Judge Paul Peatross announced Friday he would decide in ten days the University of Virginia’s court challenge to civil investigative demands issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli seeking documents related to climate change research. As reported ...

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Clerks may record court proceedings (access required)

A new Attorney General opinion gives the green light for Virginia court clerks to make and sell recordings of court proceedings. It has been met with widely varying reactions in the legal community. Some clerks have embraced recording technology, finding ...

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Piracy charges thrown overboard

A Norfolk federal judge has dismissed piracy charges against a band of Somalis accused of trying to board and rob a U.S. Navy ship. The defense attack on the piracy counts called for interpretation of a U.S. statute that had ...

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McDonnell appoints healthcare study panel

While cheering on Virginia’s lawsuit to block the Obama administration’s healthcare reforms, Gov. Bob McDonnell says he wants to explore ways to make healthcare affordable “in an economically responsible manner.” To that end, McDonnell today announced the 24 members of ...

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SCC adds e-filing for corporate annual reports

Virginia’s State Corporation Commission has taken another incremental step in its efforts to improve Internet accessibility for its database of more than 400,000 registered business entities. Corporations now can file their annual reports and pay annual registration fees online, according ...

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