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Lawyers clash over police checkpoint

A controversial Charlottesville area police checkpoint has sparked a dispute between the local prosecutor and a crusader against overzealous law enforcement. Albemarle County supervisors are caught in the middle as civil rights advocate John W. Whitehead and county Commonwealth’s Attorney ...

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Judge approves Virginia Chinese drywall settlements (access required)

A federal judge has approved settlements totaling more than $17 million for Virginia homeowners whose homes were damaged by noxious Chinese drywall. The four settlements involve so-called “downstream entities,” including companies that distributed the tainted wallboard in Virginia, and should ...

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Cuccinelli, McAuliffe trade shots in first debate

The two candidates seeking to be Virginia’s next governor clashed over taxes, spending and Medicaid expansion in a 90-minute campaign curtain raiser at The Homestead Saturday. The debate between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe featured McAuliffe’s efforts to ...

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Old Dominion Bar rates judge candidates

The Old Dominion Bar Association reports its candidate ratings for the upcoming vacancy on the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The candidates and their ratings are as follows: Alan D. Albert                                       Qualified Dabney ...

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