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Conservatives urge McAuliffe to spare inmate’s life

(AP) More than two dozen conservatives are the latest group calling on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare the life of a death row inmate who claims he’s innocent. Ivan Teleguz is scheduled to be executed on April 25 unless McAuliffe ...

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Rolling Stone settles defamation case with UVa administrator

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Lawyers say Rolling Stone magazine and an administrator at the University of Virginia have reached a settlement in a defamation case over a story about an alleged gang rape on campus. The Washington Post reports the magazine reached ...

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Judge approves questioning of probation officer (access required)

A Roanoke federal judge will allow a probation officer to give testimony in a Warren County murder trial about information she received from a probationer. The ruling comes despite “well established” law that information in the hands of the federal ...

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Duke case lawyer to speak at Federal Bar Association

One of the defense lawyers in the Duke lacrosse case involving a false rape accusation will speak this month in Roanoke. Jim Cooney of Charlotte is set to address the Roanoke Chapter of the Federal Bar Association April 27 at ...

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VBA to host gubernatorial debate

The Virginia Bar Association again will host the traditional first debate of candidates for Virginia governor this summer. The July 22 debate will occur in conjunction with the association’s 127th Summer Meeting at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs. ...

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McAuliffe urged to halt man’s scheduled execution

(AP) The Virginia Council of Churches and two state lawmakers are urging Virginia’s governor to halt the planned execution of an inmate convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend. The church group delivered a letter to Gov. Terry ...

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Full 4th Circuit to hear Trump’s revised travel ban appeal

(AP) The full 15-judge bench of a federal appeals court will examine a challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban next month. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case on May 8. Appeals typically are ...

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Lawyer summoned over client’s debt loses appeal (access required)

A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a Northern Virginia lawyer who said he was arrested and led in handcuffs from his law office because he was listed as a registered agent for a business ...

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Judge compares transgender teen to civil rights icons

(AP) An appeals court judge on Friday compared a Virginia teen who sued his school board for the right to use the boys bathroom to civil and human activists throughout history who have “refused to accept quietly the injustices that ...

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Reveley to retire at W&M

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) The president of the College of William & Mary plans to retire next year. The university in Williamsburg announced Friday that Taylor Reveley will step down in June 2018. The former law school dean has led the university ...

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