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Chesterfield Bar endorses judge candidates (access required)

Chesterfield County lawyers have deemed four candidates to be “highly qualified” for an expected opening on the county juvenile and domestic relations court. Two other lawyers were rated “qualified,” according to the secretary for the Chesterfield Bar Association. The CBA ...

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Not-so grand juror (access required)

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A grand juror in Halifax County, North Carolina, got a sneak peek at the prosecution’s evidence in his criminal case – and there’s a chance, albeit a slim one, that the presentation was so convincing he decided to go ahead ...

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A mystery solved: Where is Scalia buried?

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FAIRFAX (AP) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral was attended by thousands and carried on live television, but when the hearse pulled away from the church and headed to his burial site, his family asked for privacy and Supreme Court ...

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2nd trial set in same-sex custody case

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A Virginia businessman with ties to conservative Christian groups that condemn homosexuality is set to go on trial in New York on charges he helped a woman and her daughter flee the country rather than share custody ...

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McDonnell owes more than $10 million to lawyers

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell still owes more than $10 million to the lawyers who ultimately got his federal corruption conviction overturned. His sister Maureen McDonnell told reporters Friday that he’s still in debt to two law firms ...

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Feds charge 2 with hacking US officials

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Two North Carolina men were arrested Thursday and charged in connection with a computer hacker network that allegedly targeted CIA Director John Brennan and other senior government officials. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria said Andrew Otto Boggs, 22, known ...

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Authorities change their tune after arresting opera singer

ALEXANDRIA (AP)  Authorities in Alexandria changed their tune after looking into the case of an opera singer who was arrested for making too much noise, reports said Thursday. The commonwealth’s attorney dropped a noise violation charge against Krista Clouse for ...

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Feds to drop charges against McDonnell

(AP) Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on Thursday, more than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction. Prosecutors indicated in court filings they do not want to pursue ...

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Woods Rogers acquires Lynchburg firm (access required)

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Another Roanoke law firm now has a foothold in the Lynchburg legal market. Woods Rogers PLC of Roanoke is combining with Edmunds & Williams PC, Lynchburg’s longest established firm, in a market dominated by the growing health care business Centra ...

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LeClair to settle HDL claim (access required)

The LeClairRyan law firm will pay more than $20 million to settle claims arising from its work for now-bankrupt Richmond lab services company Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., according to a proposal filed in bankruptcy court. The firm also will abandon ...

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