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Lawyers: Top court rulings favor McDonnell defense

(AP) The Supreme Court’s determination that many limits on big-money political contributions violate constitutional free-speech rights has undermined the federal government’s case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell, his lawyers argued in court filings Monday. McDonnell’s lawyers said last month’s McCutcheon ...

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Huguely presses challenge to conviction

The Virginia college student convicted of beating his ex-girlfriend to death has appealed his murder conviction to the Supreme Court of Virginia. George Huguely V, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of second-degree murder for the death of ...

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New trial ordered for doctor

(AP) A West Virginia doctor convicted of conspiracy and obstruction is getting a new trial. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says a judge should have postponed Josephine Adams’ trial so she could call her husband to testify in ...

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New members of VSB Council elected

The following people have been elected to represent their circuits on the Virginia State Bar Council for three-year terms, July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017: Election by Mail: 2nd Circuit: Steven G. Owen, Judith L. Rosenblatt (re-elected) 4th Circuit: Lisa ...

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