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Embattled judge approved by Senate panel (access required)

A circuit judge whose bid for another eight-year-term has run into opposition at the General Assembly has cleared one hurdle at the legislature. Virginia Beach Circuit Judge H. Thomas Padrick was certified by the Senate Courts Committee Monday morning. Padrick ...

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Feds recover more than $45M

(AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office for the eastern district of Virginia raked in more than $45 million in fiscal year 2013 in criminal and civil actions. The tally of ill-gotten gains of criminal activity was announced by U.S. Attorney ...

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Getchell rejoins McGuireWoods

(AP) — Former Virginia Solicitor General E. Duncan Getchell is back for his third stint at the McGuireWoods law firm. The firm says Getchell has returned as partner and senior litigator after four years as Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s top ...

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Judge Margaret Spencer to retire (access required)

Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. Spencer will retire at the end of her current term this year after 20 years as a judge. Spencer was named to the general district bench in 1994 and elected as a circuit judge in ...

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