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Court upholds warrantless GPS use

The warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device under the bumper of a work van driven by a registered sex offender did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights, the Virginia Court of Appeals said today. In Foltz v. Commonwealth, an ...

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Lief to leave racing, will return to law

After five years managing Virginia International Raceway, former Sands Anderson lawyer Josh Lief will return to a Richmond practice. Lief, whose racing career was highlighted in a 2009 VLW article, has missed his legal practice, according to The Gazette-Virginian. He ...

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Just another roadside attraction

Recent VLW coverage has ranged from “dog law” to the wreck of the Titanic. Now, these seemingly disparate tracks converge, as we note the “World’s First Tribute to the Dogs Onboard the Titanic.” Promoted on a highway billboard outside Branson, ...

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Rubin to be top lobbyist for VCU

Mark Rubin, a senior advisor to former Gov. Tim Kaine, yesterday became the chief lobbyist for Virginia Commonwealth University. Rubin’s official title is executive director government relations, slightly different than that of his predecessor, Don Gehring, who was vice president ...

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Rubin to be top lobbyist for VCU

Mark Rubin, a senior advisor to former Gov. Tim Kaine, yesterday became the chief lobbyist for Virginia Commonwealth University. Rubin’s official title is executive director government relations, slightly different than that of his predecessor, Don Gehring, who was vice president ...

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Kinser to be next chief justice

The Supreme Court of Virginia today selected Justice Cynthia D. Kinser to be the first woman to serve as chief justice of the court. Kinser is third in seniority on the court to the current chief, Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr., ...

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Altria leads list of biggest-spending lobbyists

Altria spent the most in the last legislative year in lobbying Virginia public officials, according to the annual report by the Virginia Public Access Project. The holding company that has Philip Morris USA as its principal asset spent $328,848, according ...

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