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Roanoke Valley lawyers split on judge choice

Bar associations in the Roanoke Valley are of two minds about who should replace retired Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein. The Roanoke Bar Association endorsed General District Judge J. Christopher Clemens for the position Nov. 10. The Salem/Roanoke County Bar ...

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Town to drop lawsuit against its prosecutor

The town of Culpeper wants to pull the plug on its lawsuit aimed at forcing Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Frederick to prosecute cases involving a controversial town police officer. With Frederick’s election defeat this month, the town has moved for a ...

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Publicity an issue in Taser death case

ROANOKE – Despite claims that a “media blitz” over a man’s death in police custody was fueled by inflammatory language in lawyers’ court filings, a federal judge declined to impose sanctions against lawyers who described the incident as “murder.” The ...

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