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Vandeventer Black elects two to executive board (access required)

Deborah M. Casey and James R. Harvey were recently elected to serve alongside three other members of the Vandeventer Black Executive Board. Casey and Harvey are both partners with the Norfolk-based firm and join Michael L. Sterling, Mark S. Brennan ...

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Virginia AG: New Trump travel ban admits original was flawed

(AP) The Trump administration’s revised travel ban is an “incredible concession” and a tacit admission that the original ban was constitutionally flawed, Virginia’s attorney general said Monday. President Donald Trump issued a new executive order Monday restricting travel from six ...

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Supreme Court sends Virginia transgender bathroom rights case back to appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right ...

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BridgeTower Media acquires Color Magazine (access required)

BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, has announced the acquisition of Color Magazine, a premiere publication focused on publishing and events for diverse business professionals. Based in Boston, Color Magazine was ...

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Lawyer to defend license after felony plea (access required)

A Vienna lawyer who pleaded guilty to making a false statement in a bankruptcy case will defend his law license this month. Scott A. Flanders faces a Virginia State Bar Disciplinary hearing March 24 following his Jan. 4 felony guilty ...

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Lawsuit: Jail staff never gave inmate meds before her death

(AP) A Virginia inmate suffered a fatal stroke in her cell after jail employees never gave her the stroke-prevention medications she had been prescribed after open-heart surgery, according to a lawsuit. Jaimee Kirkwood Reese, 32, died in a hospital upon ...

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Democrats still looking for answers on immigration arrests

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Nearly a month after at least two people were arrested by immigration officers outside a northern Virginia church, Democratic lawmakers from across the country say they are still seeking answers about what happened. The Feb. 8 arrests across ...

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Lawyer suspended for misrepresenting judge’s message (access required)

A Fairfax County lawyer who misrepresented a message from a judge’s office has been suspended for a year and a day. At a Feb. 17 hearing, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board also found that attorney Dominick A. Pilli bungled ...

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