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Redistricting trial begins in federal court

(AP) Lawyers sparred Wednesday in federal court over whether race or politics were the main drivers in drawing Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District as trial began in a lawsuit accusing the General Assembly of “racial gerrymandering.” The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports plaintiffs’ ...

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Some tech companies share data without warrant

We learned last year that paranoia about government surveillance is not just for those who wear tin-foil headgear. The question now is, who’s watching the watchers who have infiltrated people’s lives through their online interfaces? One group keeping vigil is the Electronic ...

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Felton wins Carrico award

The Judicial Council of Virginia has named Court of Appeals Chief Judge Walter S. Felton Jr. as the recipient of the 2013 Harry L. Carrico Outstanding Career Service Award. The award was presented May 15 at the annual meeting of ...

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Marra Named Legal Aid Award Winner

Christine E. Marra, a family and housing law attorney with the Virginia Poverty Law Center in Richmond, will receive the 2014 Virginia Legal Aid Award from the Virginia State Bar’s Access to Legal Services Committee. The award recognizes lawyers employed ...

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Bristol lawyer revoked by VSB

The Virginia State Bar has revoked the law license of a Bristol lawyer following sanctions in two bankruptcy courts. W. Shawn McDaniel was disbarred effective May 16 by a VSB Disciplinary Board panel considering six ethics complaints against him. McDaniel ...

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