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Prosecutor cleared in contempt case

It took all of 15 seconds Friday for Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Catherine Paxson to escape the shadow of a Jan. 7 criminal contempt conviction. Paxson had been cited for contempt by Norfolk General District Judge S. Clark Daugherty for delaying ...

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Ware among Roanoke judge candidates

Former Del. Onzlee Ware, D-Roanoke, has put in his name for a juvenile and domestic relations judgeship, less than three months after he resigned from the General Assembly. Ware is among three other Roanoke area attorneys to have requested endorsement ...

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Bill would outlaw fake immigration lawyers (access required)

A proposal aimed at public notaries who might be tempted to hold themselves out as immigration lawyers in Hispanic communities advanced in the state Senate yesterday, but only after questions were raised about enforcement. Sen. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, told ...

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Judge steps aside in meningitis cases (access required)

A federal judge presiding over claims arising from the nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is removing himself from the case. U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said he will recuse himself because members of his ...

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Bill to add judgeships advances

The Senate Finance Committee has given approval to a bill to shuffle Virginia trial court judgeships in accordance with last year’s caseload study. Senate Bill 443 represents a trimmed down version of the recommendations from the study performed by the ...

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