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Voting rights again restored for 13K felons

(AP) A defiant Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by Republican lawmakers and the Supreme Court of Virginia. Virginia’s highest ...

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Camel bite brings $155k settlement

NATURAL BRIDGE (AP) A 10-year-old girl who was bitten by a camel at a safari park in Virginia will get a $155,000 settlement. Citing court documents, local media outlets reported last week that Madison Holland’s family reached a settlement with ...

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AG opposes exoneration in rape case

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general is opposing an effort to exonerate a man serving a 153-year prison sentence for a sexual assault more than two decades ago. The Innocence Project filed papers in the Supreme Court of Virginia in June arguing ...

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Change sought in impeachment rule

A Virginia court committee is proposing to allow litigators to impeach their own witnesses, bringing the Virginia impeachment rule in line with those used in most other U.S. courts. The Advisory Committee on Rules of Court, a panel of the ...

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VWAA announces new slate of officers (access required)

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association has announced its new slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year. They include: Joan McKenna of Richmond, president; Michelle Parker of Norfolk, president-elect; Claire Keena of Woodbridge, secretary; Cynthia Revesman of Fairfax, treasurer; and Betsy ...

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Karison to head Court Improvement Program

Virginia Supreme Court staffer Sandra L. Karison has been selected as director of the Court Improvement Program. The appointment was effective Aug. 10, according to Karl R. Hade, Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Karison succeeds the late ...

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