McLEAN (AP) George Mason University does not need state approval to name its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, according to Virginia’s attorney general’s office. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, or SCHEV, had been ...Read More »
A Culpeper County employee who sued the county commonwealth’s attorney for assault and battery will get to keep his $1,500 judgment against the former official. A circuit judge’s decision Monday resolved a procedural dispute over the handling of appeals from ...Read More »
ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge in Virginia has sentenced a 56-year-old Las Vegas man to five years in prison for assuming the identity of defunct businesses to obtain electronics that he then resold. Myrick Clift Beasley pleaded guilty to mail fraud ...Read More »
QUANTICO (AP) A former Naval Academy instructor facing a possible court-martial after a newspaper uncovered new evidence related to his convictions for indecent acts with female midshipmen walked out of his own preliminary hearing Friday. Kevin McDermott, the civilian lawyer ...Read More »
With electronic filing, missing a deadline can be a matter of seconds. A lawyer for the former chief financial officer of the scandal-plagued Bristol utilities agency is asking for forgiveness for a one-minute delay in filing post-trial pleadings. Motions for ...
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(AP) A federal appeals court on Thursday explored the question of who was in charge, the U.S. military or civilian interrogators, when four former Iraqi detainees claim they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. An attorney for the ...Read More »
(AP) An attorney for a mentally ill man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-linked fighters in Syria asked a federal appeals court Thursday to overturn a ruling that would allow his client to be forcibly medicated, arguing that neither the ...Read More »
A $60 million lawsuit describes horrific conditions at the Portsmouth jail where a 24-year-old mentally disabled inmate died in August. The suit – filed May 10 – seeks actual and punitive damages for the death of Jamycheal Mitchell on Aug. ...Read More »
(AP) Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen McCullough will be sworn in as a justice of the state Supreme Court later this month. McCullough’s investiture will be held in Richmond on May 23 at 3 p.m. Virginia lawmakers voted in ...Read More »
(AP) Virginia’s attorney general says violations of federal sex-discrimination laws based on sexual orientation or gender identity also are violations of state law. Democrat Mark Herring issued that opinion Tuesday in response to requests by three state lawmakers. It comes as ...
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