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Judge: Suit challenging legislative districts can proceed

(AP) — A Richmond judge says a lawsuit challenging several Virginia legislative boundaries can move forward. Richmond Circuit Judge W. Reilly Marchant rejected a bid to dismiss the case on Tuesday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Leadership in Virginia’s House of ...

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Judge allows corporate questioning in Virginia VW cases (access required)

Despite national settlement agreements in which automaker Volkswagen agreed to repair or buy back defective diesel cars, a Virginia judge this month refused to block a deposition of a corporate official with VW’s U.S. subsidiary. Lawyers for one of 20 ...

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Virginia lawmakers wrap up session focused on budget

(AP) Virginia lawmakers finished their work for the 2017 legislative session, ending a six week sprint that saw bipartisan cooperation on some issues, such as treating opioid addiction. The General Assembly adjourned Saturday after lawmakers gave final approval to the ...

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Marks & Harrison again victimized by theft

An administrator for the Marks & Harrison law firm has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing thousands over an eight-year period. The thefts reportedly took place at the same time that a former Marks & Harrison partner ...

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Execution date set for defendant in murder for hire

HARRISONBURG (AP) An execution date has been set for a man convicted of hiring someone to kill his former girlfriend, who was the mother of his child. On Friday, the Rockingham County Circuit Court set April 25 as the date ...

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Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

WASHINGTON (AP) Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys’ bathroom and the Virginia school board that won’t let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump ...

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Governor signs bills aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a set of bills that aim to stem Virginia’s growing opioid epidemic. Among the measures he signed into law is one allowing community organizations to possess and dispense naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug, McAuliffe’s office ...

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Lawyer gets reprimand for prosecution threats (access required)

A Leesburg lawyer has been reprimanded and placed on two years’ probation for threatening to report his litigation adversaries to government authorities. The Virginia State Bar charged Vincent M. Amberly with repeatedly using the threat of criminal or disciplinary charges ...

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House Republicans name leadership team

(AP) The Virginia GOP House caucus has named its leadership team in an important election year. The Republicans officially named House Majority Leader Kirk Cox of Colonial Heights as speaker designee, the de facto replacement for retiring Speaker William J. ...

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Assembly splits on inmate compensation

A man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit could be getting $1.55 million from the state of Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a bill to provide compensation to 60-year-old Keith Allen ...

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