Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell will resign that job to concentrate on his campaign for governor, reports say. The Virginian-Pilot says McDonnell announced his plan in an e-mail to staffers this morning. He reportedly expects chief deputy Bill Mims to ...Read More »
Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Earle Mobley (left) got a public pat on the back Saturday from columnist Roger Chesley at The Virginian-Pilot. The piece highlight’s Mobley’s unsolicited telephone call to lawyers in a high-profile murder trial underway in nearby Chesapeake. In ...Read More »
One West Virginia legislator has a simple proposal to get the changes he wants in the West Virginia code. His one-page bill would have West Virginia substitute the Virginia code for the existing West Virginia statutes. “By adopting Virginia’s laws, ...Read More »
A meeting of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus in Williamsburg next week is expected to feature an appearance by President Obama, reports The Virginia Gazette. No details have been announced, but signals suggest a Thursday visit. Posted by Peter ViethRead More »
Three justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia will enlighten law students at U.Va. on Friday. Justices Barbara Keenan, Donald Lemons, and Bernard Goodwyn, all U.Va. law grads, will discuss court structure and appellate issues. According to an announcement from ...
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The Obama administration has tabbed U.Va. law professor David A. Martin for principal deputy general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security. Martin will be the second-highest ranking lawyer among the 1,700 attorneys at the department, according to the U.Va. ...
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Some of the $19 million in settlement money from the maker of the painkiller OxyContin is going to drug treatment and education programs in Southwest Virginia. As reported by the Associated Press, more than $650,000 is being distributed, most of ...Read More »
Michael Vick’s lawyers say the pro quarterback serving time for dog fighting soon will be placed in a halfway house in Newport News. Vick could be released “any day,” one of his lawyers told the bankruptcy judge today, according to ...Read More »
Prosecutors have been twice burned this week by apparent mishandling of their video evidence. First we learned about a cross-examination that weakened the prosecution’s re-enactment video in a Chesapeake murder case. Now comes word that video bungling has brought a ...
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