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Webb criticizes sentencing policies

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is quoted in a press release about a poll conducted by an organization that opposes mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses. Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) says the poll shows that 59 percent of Americans are ...

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New JPE director appointed

Patricia Davis is the new director of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Program, the state’s three-year old system for surveying the performance of sitting judges. Davis served as the first Clerk of the Virginia Court of Appeals, and as a Senior ...

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A very cold case

A shrinking lake has produced evidence of a death that may have occurred more than 80 years ago. Mountain Lake, the centerpiece of the celebrated Mountain Lake Resort, is one of only two natural lakes in Virginia.  Estimated to be ...

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Lawyers being lawyers

Leave it to lawyers to be worried about judicial oversight. Young lawyers serving as judicial clerks dominated the audience waiting for oral argument in a Sarbanes-Oxley case this morning in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Overheard ...

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Sales named to professionalism program

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. has selected Richmond City Attorney Norman Sales to serve as a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Program, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The bar’s professionalism course is mandatory for all ...

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