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Mental health funds coming from settlements

Attorney General Bob McDonnell is announcing $1 million for mental health services to come from settlements with two pharmacy benefits management companies. The grant will help the Virginia Health Care Foundation and other health organizations establish or expand the availability ...

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Regent moot team repeats at W&M

The Regent University law school moot court team took top honors for the second year in a row at the William B. Spong National Moot Court Tournament at William & Mary.  Regent’s team consisted of 2L students Chuck Slemp and ...

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Sex offender treatment center raises questions

High staff turnover and questions about the mission are issues for the new Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation. The maximum-security facility, located in rural Nottoway County, holds those deemed by courts to be “sexually violent predators” indefinitely for treatment after ...

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Judge allows withdrawal of guilty plea

A man accused of molesting his stepson 20 years ago has been allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to four counts of forcible sodomy. The Daily News Record reports that Circuit Judge T.J. Wilson reconsidered Friday his ruling the previous ...

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Mine companies win mountaintop appeal

A divided panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Friday to allow mountaintop removal mining without more extensive environmental reviews.  The 2-1 decision was written by Judge Roger L. Gregory, joined by Judge Dennis W. Shedd.  Judge ...

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