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McLean lawyer gives up license (access required)

A long time McLean lawyer has agreed to give up his Virginia law license in the face of accusations that he stonewalled both a judge and the Virginia State Bar after twice failing to show up for a traffic case. ...

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Hingeley, Franklin honored by VBA

The Virginia Bar Association honored both James M. Hingeley of Charlottesville and Jeanne F. Franklin of Arlington during the group’s 2014 summer meeting in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Hingeley received the Roger D. Groot Pro Bono Publico Service Award. ...

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GOP regains control of state Senate

(AP) GOP candidate Ben Chafin, a Lebanon lawyer, won the special election for the 38th Senate District on Tuesday, solidifying Republican control of the entire General Assembly. With 99 percent of the votes counted, Chafin beat Democrat Mike Hymes 59 ...

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Good-faith exception saves GPS search

A police officer’s warrantless attachment of a GPS tracking device — just months before the U.S. Supreme Court said “get a warrant” — passed muster because the officer acted in good faith, a split panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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