The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review the dismissal of the felony spam convictions of Jeremy Jaynes. The Supreme Court of Virginia had upheld his convictions and nine-year prison term on a 4-3 vote in February 2008 but reversed them unanimously ...Read More »
Gov. Tim Kaine is proposing amendments to legislation that would make sure that the state gets $125 million in unemployment money from the federal stimulus package. The state already has received $62.5 million as part of the unemployment modernization program ...
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Del. Franklin P. Hall, D-Richmond, announced his retirement today after 34 years in the General Assembly, and Gov. Timothy M. Kaine promptly appointed him to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Hall, 70, served as House minority leader from 2002-2008, ...Read More »
John V. Cogbill III has told the Richmond-area legislative delegation that he will not accept his appointment to the circuit court bench in Chesterfield and Colonial Heights. Cogbill is managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Richmond office and very highly regarded for ...
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Gov. Tim Kaine has vetoed a handful of bills from this year’s General Assembly session aimed at increasing the scope of Virginia’s death penalty. In particular, the governor has refused to sign legislation that would modify Virginia’s “triggerman” rule to ...Read More »
Richmond attorney Tony Troy claims a circuit judge erred when he slashed Troy’s attorney fee request in an action related to the Gloucester County government battles. Troy is asking the Supreme Court of Virginia to review the decision to award ...Read More »
Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leroy Hassell will address the free speech implications of the state’s cross burning statute today at U.Va.. According to the Daily Progress, Hassell will give the presentation at 5 p.m. in the University of Virginia ...Read More »
Former corporate lobbyist Neil MacBride is among the top contenders for the U.S. attorney post in the Eastern District. The Washington Post reports that MacBride is up against at least six other candidates. They include: Dwight C. Holton, a 12-year ...Read More »
The city of Portsmouth has settled with the Justice Department in a lawsuit that claimed a written exam discriminated against African-American firefighter applicants. According to the Justice Department, as of Oct. 7, 2008, Portsmouth employed about 226 firefighters. Just over ...Read More »