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Attorney appears before court on show cause

Update: 09/16/2010, 4:36 p.m. It was enough. Barely three hours after Crane appeared before the Supreme Court, it issued the following order: “Upon consideration of the apology proffered by William A. Crane, the Rule to Show Cause is dismissed.” An ...

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Bar groups asked to help with Koontz replacement

Del. Dave Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House Courts of Justice Committee, has asked the Virginia State Bar to assist in reviewing candidates who want to succeed Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. on the Supreme Court of Virginia. ...

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State to spend $1.5 million for prisoner re-entry programs

The allocations – half federal grant, half local and state in-kind services – will support programs that help former inmates transition back into society, according to a news release from Gov. McDonnell. The governor said the grants, targeted to three ...

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Sentence vacated for Virginia ‘jihadist’

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated an enhanced sentence for Ali Asad Chandia, a member of a “Virginia jihad network” convicted in 2006 for providing material support to the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. Providing “material support” to a ...

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Lawyer apologizes for “no guts” remark

The Supreme Court of Virginia invited Winchester attorney William A. Crane to write a brief not to exceed 15 pages to explain why he said the court didn’t “have the guts to handle” an issue he raised in an appeal. ...

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Image polishing germane to a state bar’s mission

Whatever staff time went into former Virginia State Bar President Jon Huddleston’s “Virginia is for Good Lawyers” campaign appears to be a bargain. The Wisconsin State Bar spent almost $100,000 in 2007 to buy television ads aimed at improving the ...

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