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U.S. Chief Justice asks for judicial pay raises

Another year-end report on the federal judiciary from U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., another request for more money for judges. Roberts notes that Congress came close last year to restoring cost-of-living salary adjustments that judges have not received ...

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Nightclubs on defensive under ABC rules

One win, one loss this week for Tidewater area nightclubs struggling to stay open in the face of enforcement action. In Virginia Beach, where the city took the Encore Lounge to court over a pattern of violence, Circuit Judge Patricia ...

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Budget cuts expected to hit hard for NoVa schools

Dropping tax receipts and the governor’s proposed cuts could cost Northern Virginia school systems tens of millions of dollars. The Washington Post reports that, beginning in July, Fairfax County schools could receive $48 million less than the system had been ...

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Judge Prentis Smiley dies

Recently retired York/Poquoson Circuit Judge N. Prentis Smiley passed away on Christmas day after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 70. A graduate of Lynchburg College and the College of William & Mary law school, Judge Smiley was in ...

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Former Va. law professor disbarred in DC

Bruce Pelkey, a former Regent law professor, has lost his law license for “blatant dishonesty” arising out of a romance and business deals that both went sour. The Examiner reports that Pelkey got ex-girlfriend, Linda Cavalli, to contribute about $32,000 ...

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