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Ex-governor’s law license suspended

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board announced today that effective Jan. 29,  it has summarily suspended the law license of former Gov. Robert Francis McDonnell, pursuant to his conviction for 11 felonies in Richmond U.S. District Court. McDonnell has been ordered to ...

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High court justice scolds 4th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has taken to task a federal appeals court for not publishing a 40-page opinion that gave a prisoner the benefit of a presumption of judicial vindictiveness in his state court sentencing. The criticism came ...

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Legislation would foster specialty court dockets

Legislation at the 2015 General Assembly would provide a framework for new problem-solving court dockets aimed at providing services for criminal defendants, including veterans, struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Supporters say court diversion programs aimed at veterans, ...

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Kelsey named to Supreme Court

Virginia Court of Appeals Judge D. Arthur Kelsey was named to the Supreme Court of Virginia by the General Assembly Tuesday with the House speaker praising him as a “strong conservative jurist.” Legislators also filled Kelsey’s vacancy and two others ...

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Surovell announces run for Senate

Del. Scott A. Surovell, D-Mount Vernon, has announced he will run for the state Senate seat held by Sen. Linda T. “Toddy” Puller, D-Fairfax, who will retire this year. Surovell, a Fairfax lawyer, was elected to the House in 2009. ...

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