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Karison to head Court Improvement Program

Virginia Supreme Court staffer Sandra L. Karison has been selected as director of the Court Improvement Program. The appointment was effective Aug. 10, according to Karl R. Hade, Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Karison succeeds the late ...

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Justices cowed by Assembly, McAuliffe says

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday he believes four conservative Virginia justices were “scared” to side against Republican leaders in the court’s recent opinion on felon voting rights. In a 4-3 ruling, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled last month ...

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Immigration advocate accused of defrauding clients

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The leader of a Virginia organization for Latino immigrants has been accused of defrauding her clients by pretending to be an immigration attorney. The Washington Post reports that Rose Sanchez-Canete is expected to face a trial this week after ...

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VLW parent rebrands as BridgeTower Media

The Dolan Company, the B2B media arm of Pittsford, New York-based Gate­House Media LLC and parent company of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced a new company name — BridgeTower Media — and a website and logo as part of a ...

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Council: UVA board meeting may have violated FOI law

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) State officials say the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors might have violated the Freedom of Information Act when it held a closed-door meeting to discuss a new investment fund. News outlets report that the state’s Freedom of ...

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Rolling Stone lawsuit appears headed to trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-debunked article about a rape at the University of Virginia likely will head to a jury trial later this year, a federal judge says. The Washington Post reported that U.S. ...

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Ex-utilities executive is sentenced to 34 months (access required)

A former utilities executive convicted of involvement in a bribes-and-kickbacks scandal has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Stacey Pomrenke, 44, of Abingdon was convicted in February of 14 felony counts. She was found guilty earlier this week ...

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Former UVa football player charged in investment fraud

A former football player for the University of Virginia and the Philadelphia Eagles has been charged with defrauding investors of $8 million in what prosecutors called a Ponzi-like scheme. The U.S. attorney’s office in Virginia’s Eastern District said in a ...

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Virginia identifies felons who had signed up to vote

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration has released the names of the roughly 13,000 felons recently stripped from the state’s voter rolls. The Virginia Department of Elections recently cancelled their registrations after the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that McAuliffe overstepped ...

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