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Supreme Court seat again in doubt (access required)

Another maverick Republican senator is threatening to unravel the party’s plan to put Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. on the state Supreme Court. State Sen. Glen H. Sturtevant Jr. – who succeeded Sen. John C. Watkins ...

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New Wise prosecutor cuts private work (access required)

Newly elected Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp is doing away with private prosecutor work for some of the municipal cases in the county and the city of Norton. Previously, local ordinance cases and misdemeanors were handled by private attorneys ...

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‘But I need cash now!’ (access required)

Money stack

An industry that offers quick cash in exchange for long-term benefit streams is seeking cover in the wake of allegations that it preys on vulnerable customers with deals that pay pennies on the dollar. Virginia reform proposals have been spawned ...

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Rule: Lawyers must address data security (access required)

Virginia has joined at least 19 other states in putting lawyers on notice that they cannot ignore security risks inherent in modern office technology. The Supreme Court of Virginia has approved rule amendments and commentary that impose an ethical obligation ...

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