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Former Justice Roush to work as mediator

(AP) After losing her spot on the Supreme Court of Virginia in a partisan squabble, former Justice Jane Marum Roush is working as a mediator. The Richmond-based McCammon Group announced Monday that Roush is joining the firm, which employs retired ...

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Hoffman named to Newport News judgeship

Circuit judges have selected Newport News attorney Matthew W. Hoffman to fill a general district bench vacancy. The interim appointment to replace Judge Richard C. Kerns lasts until the next General Assembly session. The Daily Press reports the Assembly left ...

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Lawyers clash over boy’s grand jury appearance

MANASSAS (AP) Lawyers for an Army staff sergeant accused of fatally shooting a police officer working her first shift are fighting prosecutors’ efforts to bring the defendant’s 11-year-old son in front of a grand jury. Authorities say Ronald Hamilton of ...

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4th Circuit rejects death row inmate’s appeal

(AP) A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed two people during an escape. William Morva’s attorney argued before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in March that he was improperly ...

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Roanoke Bar honors two

The Roanoke Bar Association recognized two attorneys at the organization’s annual Law Day Celebration May 2. S. D. Roberts Moore was presented with the 2016 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was established to recognize an ...

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VSB Council members selected

Lawyers in five regions have elected representatives to the Virginia State Bar Council, the 81- member governing body of the VSB. The names of election winners were announced Monday by Karen Gould, VSB executive director. They are: 16th Circuit (1 ...

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Prosecutor will not charge officers in stun gun case

HALIFAX (AP) Virginia prosecutors defended a decision Tuesday not to bring charges against police officers who used stun guns multiple times on a black man before his death, saying that although the officers may have acted inappropriately they don’t think they ...

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Sister: No charges against police in stun gun case

(AP) A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man’s sister and her attorney said Monday. Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said ...

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GOP lawmakers to sue over felons’ voting rights

(AP) Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday. Republicans argue the governor has overstepped his constitutional authority with ...

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