MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell stepped in a pile last week, insulting the people of Bristol. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama was in Southwest Virginia, appearing with former Gov. Mark Warner, who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican John ...Read More »
We have noted some of the shenanigans exposed in recent Virginia elections, mostly involving anonymous mudslinging in violation of election laws. In Amherst County, however, the sheriff says things got physical. An unsuccessful candidate for supervisor is accused of putting ...
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The US Senate has confirmed Portsmouth chief circuit Judge Mark Davis for a federal district judgeship in Alexandria, according to the AP via WVEC. According to the report, Davis once worked as a lawyer for RMS Titanic Incorporated, the firm ...Read More »
Updating an April 30 blog entry, the Virginia Court of Appeals today granted rehearing en banc in Scialdone v. Commonwealth. In its April 29 split panel decision, the appellate court reversed summary contempt, including jail terms, for two Virginia Beach ...Read More »
Thieves used the Social Security number of a University of Virginia microchemistry professor to steal $22,000 from his credit card account, reports The Daily Progress. Patrick Grant’s personal information was among the data on U.Va. faculty that was breached twice ...Read More »
Hunton & Williams partner Robert J. Grey Jr. has joined the crowded race to succeed L. Douglas Wilder as Richmond mayor. Grey, 57, is a former president of the American Bar Association and a longtime confidant of Wilder. He has ...Read More »
A judge erred in telling jurors that he could lower their sentencing recommendation but not increase it, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today. The judge’s comment came in response the question, “Can the [judge] alter the sentence[?]” Justice Barbara ...Read More »