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White honored for career service

The Judicial Council of Virginia has named Campbell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge A. Ellen White as the recipient of the 2016 Harry L. Carrico Outstanding Career Service Award. The award was presented to White Aug. 28 at the ...

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Calderón receives Powell Pro Bono Award

Fairfax attorney Ofelia Calderón has been awarded the 2017 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award from the Virginia State Bar. Calderón’s nomination cited her involvement over the years in the Board of Immigration Appeals Screening Project, the Legal Aid ...

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Virginia death row has fewest number of inmates in decades

(AP) Virginia has the fewest number of inmates on death row since July 1979, shortly after it resumed carrying out the penalty following a 1972 Supreme Court ruling that halted executions across the U.S. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Tuesday that Virginia has ...

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Pomrenke contempt hearing on schedule (access required)

An Abingdon federal judge has cleared the way for a criminal contempt trial against a sitting Virginia judge this month. U.S. District Judge James P. Jones on Sept. 5 denied objections to a ruling that requires Virginia’s Judicial Inquiry and ...

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Rebel without a case (access required)

After a two-year, $10 million reno­vation, the York County Courthouse in York, South Carolina, reopened earlier this year to a mostly warm reception. It featured refurbished wood floors, cathe­dral-style ceilings, and elevators. What it did not feature is the Con­federate ...

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Fore play on the fairway (access required)

Two amorous young folks have found themselves in the legal rough after they were allegedly caught having sex on a golf course in Tega Cay. Dakota Payne, 19, and Kiernan Hen­nessey, 24, were found lying on the fair­way of the ...

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Nominate a Fellow

The Virginia Law Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Class of Fellows. The deadline has been extended to Sept. 15, 2017. Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for nomination: 1. Be an active or associate ...

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Ky. inmate charged with threat to Va. judge (access required)

A Kentucky man convicted of domestic violence in Patrick County last year has been charged with conspiring to kill his Virginia prosecutor, who is now a judge. Travis Engle, 37, was sentenced to a suspended sentence last year after court proceedings ...

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Judge dismisses federal suit over mosque permit

CULPEPER (AP) A federal judge has dismissed a Justice Department lawsuit that alleged the Culpeper County board had discriminated against Muslims trying to build a new mosque when it denied a sewer permit. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon issued a ...

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Ex-city attorney plans to appeal fake threat conviction

PETERSBURG (AP) A former Petersburg city attorney plans to appeal after being convicted of making up threats to get a city council meeting cancelled. Lawyer Brian Telfair was found guilty of filing the false report last year, The Progress-Index reported ...

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