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Gibney gets federal judgeship

The Senate confirmed John A. Gibney Jr. tonight for a U.S. District Court seat in Richmond. Gibney, a partner in the Richmond firm of ThompsonMcMullan, was recommended for the seat in September 2009 by Virginia’s Democratic Senators, Jim Webb and ...

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Hudson strikes down health care law

In a much-anticipated decision, a Richmond U.S. District judge has struck the mandatory insurance provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Describing “an individual’s personal decision to purchase – or decline to purchase – health insurance from a ...

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Playing the age-guessing game

Playing age-guessing games is just one of the ways to waste time online. Or maybe it should be a new investigative tool for law enforcement. It turns out that age, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. A case ...

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Four seek Eastern Shore judgeship

Three lawyers and a district court judge have expressed interest in a circuit court seat in Accomack County. Last month, the Eastern Shore Bar Association endorsed longtime Accomack attorney W. Revell Lewis III, according to the Eastern Shore News. Accomack ...

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