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McDonnell names judges

Gov. Bob McDonnell has filled two vacant circuit court judgeships with candidates having experience in prosecutor’s offices. Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kimberley Slayton White was named to the 10th Circuit bench, while Tazewell County General District Judge Jack S. “Chip” ...

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Court-appointed fraud?

Some criminal defendants who have property and means for paying for a lawyer are getting away with a dodge – they ask for, and get, a court-appointed lawyer paid on the public dime, according to a news report by A.J. ...

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