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Rebel without a case (access required)

After a two-year, $10 million reno­vation, the York County Courthouse in York, South Carolina, reopened earlier this year to a mostly warm reception. It featured refurbished wood floors, cathe­dral-style ceilings, and elevators. What it did not feature is the Con­federate ...

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Fore play on the fairway (access required)

Two amorous young folks have found themselves in the legal rough after they were allegedly caught having sex on a golf course in Tega Cay. Dakota Payne, 19, and Kiernan Hen­nessey, 24, were found lying on the fair­way of the ...

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Nominate a Fellow

The Virginia Law Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Class of Fellows. The deadline has been extended to Sept. 15, 2017. Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for nomination: 1. Be an active or associate ...

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Ky. inmate charged with threat to Va. judge (access required)

A Kentucky man convicted of domestic violence in Patrick County last year has been charged with conspiring to kill his Virginia prosecutor, who is now a judge. Travis Engle, 37, was sentenced to a suspended sentence last year after court proceedings ...

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Judge dismisses federal suit over mosque permit

CULPEPER (AP) A federal judge has dismissed a Justice Department lawsuit that alleged the Culpeper County board had discriminated against Muslims trying to build a new mosque when it denied a sewer permit. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon issued a ...

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Ex-city attorney plans to appeal fake threat conviction

PETERSBURG (AP) A former Petersburg city attorney plans to appeal after being convicted of making up threats to get a city council meeting cancelled. Lawyer Brian Telfair was found guilty of filing the false report last year, The Progress-Index reported ...

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Judge weighs fate of Charlottesville Confederate monument

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A circuit judge heard arguments but didn’t issue a final ruling Friday on whether a lawsuit over Charlottesville’s decision to remove the Confederate monument that helped spark a violent white nationalist rally should go to trial. After an ...

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Applicants sought for federal judgeship

Virginia’s two U.S. senators are accepting applications for the Alexandria federal judgeship to be vacated this month by the retirement of U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have asked the Virginia State Bar ...

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Judge allows access to JIRC file on Pomrenke (access required)

A U.S. magistrate judge will allow federal prosecutors access to portions of the file of Virginia’s Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission on ethics charges against Bristol Judge Kurt Pomrenke. U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent said the need to protect ...

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Chesapeake to pay $200K to settle with man shot by police

CHESAPEAKE (AP) A Delaware man accidentally shot by a Chesapeake officer who was trying to serve a warrant will get $200,000 from the city. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the city agreed this week to pay Michael Lee Smith to settle a lawsuit ...

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