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Judges back effort for inmate re-entry program

Two Western District federal judges say they support a proposal for a “re-entry court” where inmates returning to society regularly report on their progress in group meetings with the judges.  Both Chief U.S. District Judge James P. Jones and District ...

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Have you heard the one about…

Ever heard a comedian tell a joke you heard somewhere else? Turns out, there’s a whole series of unwritten rules that, more or less, govern the otherwise-lawless world of stand up comedy material. Now, two University of Virginia law professors ...

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Perriello wins, again

The recount court has proclaimed Democratic challenger Tom Perriello the victor over Republican incumbent Virgil Goode in the recount of the vote in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. “Having determined that Tom S. Perriello has received the highest number of votes, ...

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1,100 state workers to get the ax?

The Washington Post is reporting that Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will propose layoffs for 1,100 state employees and a 30-cent increase in the cigarette tax to balance the state budget.  Another 700 vacant state jobs would not be filled ...

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