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Rehabilitative Alimony Backed By VSB Panel (access required)

By Deborah Elkins, Executive Editor Virginia should change its spousal support laws to allow for “rehabilitative alimony,” a special Virginia State Bar study committee has recommended. Unlike a traditional, indefinite support award, rehabilitative alimony lasts for a set period of ...

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Panel favors open judicial inquiries (access required)

The way the state deals with complaints about judges should be open to public scrutiny, a legislative panel has decided. The House of Delegates subcommittee also is considering a provision that would require the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission to ...

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Online romance: Seems he was a she (access required)

ALEXANDRIA–When Margaret Anne Hunter began talking to Thorne Wesley Jameson Groves on the Internet, she thought she was talking to a businessman with AIDS. And during their whirlwind courtship and engagement, she believed his story that the heavy bandages covering ...

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Bars Gear Up For High Court Endorsement (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor Virginia’s bar associations are cranking up their endorsement committees as the General Assembly prepares to elect a successor to Justice Roscoe B. Stephenson Jr., who will retire July 1. A clear front-runner is not likely ...

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