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Police arrest son of Chief Justice

Leroy R. Hassell Jr. – son of Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. – has been charged with armed robbery in connection with an alleged home invasion in Henrico County on Monday. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Hassell, 23, was ...

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Health care ruling in 30 days, judge says

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson promised a decision within 30 days on whether Virginia has standing to challenge the federal health care law. The judge heard about two hours of arguments today on the federal government’s motion to dismiss the ...

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Vampires in the courtroom?

For the first time in U.S. history, vampires have been allowed into the halls of justice. The fever for vampires – who seem to have taken over our popular culture – has invaded a federal courtroom. Vampires tend to be ...

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Harding elected to VSB Council

Andrew Harding of Harrisonburg has been elected to the Virginia State Bar Council representing the 26th judicial circuit. He replaces George Shanks who now is VSB president-elect. Harding outpolled Carter Foulds of Winchester 101-77 in a special election. By Peter ...

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Urbanski and Wright Allen recommended for judgeships

Virginia’s two U.S. Senators have recommended U.S. Magistrate Judge Mike Urbanski of Roanoke and federal public defender Arenda Wright Allen of Norfolk for two vacant federal district judgeships in Virginia. Urbanski has served as a magistrate judge in the Western ...

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