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The top news you found in your morning email

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Our Daily Alert email service provides you the latest in legal news every weekday morning – you get links to the stories we report on our website and in our three blogs, as well as items from news operations across ...

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Judge choices, surveys top the year’s legal news (access required)

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Public judge evaluations and struggles over funding and filling judgeships topped the Virginia legal news docket in 2014. With judicial money now a negotiable part of the annual budget process, the General Assembly stretched the business of allocating, funding and ...

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Theme for 2014’s cases: Time and money (access required)

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So often, it all comes down to time and money. A lawyer selling time for money, a client wanting to win or avoid paying money, a client trying to avoid time spent in custody. These shifting aims and inducements that ...

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Commission is not ready to soften ‘sexting’ penalties (access required)

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The Virginia State Crime Commission has decided against offering legislation to the 2015 General Assembly to soften criminal penalties in teenage sexting cases. The commission studied sexting – using a cell phone to take and send sexually suggestive photos – ...

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Assembly gets judges’ sentencing numbers (access required)

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When legislators meet Friday, Dec. 12, to interview judges seeking re-election, expect to hear about numbers. The circuit  judges’ compliance rates with Virginia’s voluntary sentencing guidelines, to be exact. Members of the Courts of Justice committees of the Senate and ...

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