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Grover honored by LHL

Lawyers Helping Lawyers, a Virginia impairment counseling organization, awarded educator Susan S. Grover the James R. Treese Award at its Fall Retreat in Wintergreen. Grover is the Vice Provost for Academic & Faculty Affairs at the College of William & ...

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Fourth Circuit hears strip-search cases

(AP) A federal appeals court in Richmond heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment. The cases out of West Virginia and Maryland pit individual privacy rights against ...

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Assembly’s judge choice sparks opposition

The Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia is opposing a Manassas lawyer nominated for a general district judgeship. The HBA-VA says W.S. “Wally” Covington III – a Prince William County supervisor – has indicated a bias against immigrants, particularly Latinos. The ...

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AG Herring sues major banks for $1.1B

(AP) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world’s largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state’s public pension system. “The ...

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Assembly releases judge interview list

Virginia legislators appear to agree on the names of 42 new or promoted trial court judges, but five judgeships remain in contention. The General Assembly courts committees on Monday released the list of judges set for interviews this week before ...

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