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The top news you found in your morning email


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)


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)


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)


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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