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The crisp refresher…

At least one judge welcomes objections that bring to mind a long forgotten paean to a brand of cheap beer. The judge is Roanoke’s Cliff Weckstein and the beer is Ballantine. As several dozen lawyers listened, Weckstein today described the ...

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ACLU approves of religious protest against it

The ACLU of Virginia says a sectarian prayer at a high school football game is unconstitutional, but a religious protest by students against the ACLU for objecting to the prayer is perfectly acceptable. ACLU Executive Director Kent Willis explains why ...

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Abuse charge against lawyer dropped

A special prosecutor today nol prossed a charge of sexual battery against Roanoke lawyer David D. Lawrence. Lawrence was charged in May with a misdemeanor count of sexual battery.  According to The Roanoke Times , the female victim alleged Lawrence ...

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Virginia Beach clerk to cut back hours

The Virginia Beach Circuit Court clerk’s office will close at 1 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays under new hours to start Oct. 13, Clerk Tina E. Sinnen reports. The new hours will be Monday through Wednesday 8:30am to 4pm and ...

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Gibney backed for federal judgeship

Virginia’s U.S. Senators, Mark Warner and Jim Webb, this afternoon sent a letter to President Obama recommending Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. for a federal judgeship. The Associated Press reports that the senators cited Gibney’s more than 30 years ...

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