The Society of Professional Journalists is helping the Virginia Tech student newspaper with its legal fight to get information from the West Virginia State Police. The Collegiate Times will receive $1,000 from the society’s legal defense fund to help obtain ...Read More »
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Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter has opted for a $500,000 suburban New Hampshire home instead of his aging family farmhouse. According to The New York Times, Justice Souter has concerns that the farmhouse wasn’t structurally sound enough to ...
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President Obama nominated Timothy Heaphy, a partner at McGuireWoods LLP, today to be the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Heaphy graduated from the University of Virginia in 1986 and from its law school in 1991.He was a ...Read More »
Tony Richardson, the former police chief of Damascus, was in court yesterday for sentencing. Richardson previously had pleaded guilty to eight drug-dealing charges and one weapons charge. His lawyer, Anthony Anderson, told Washington County Circuit Judge Birg Sergent that Richardson did it ...
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An allegation of an ethical violation by the director of the capital litigation unit for the Virginia attorney general’s office has been dismissed at the request of the lawyer appointed to prosecute the case. The charge against Katherine Baldwin Burnett ...Read More »
The Virginia Tech shooting lawsuits have been assigned to Judge Colin Gibb of Pulaski since the circuit judges of Montgomery County cited conflicts of interest. The families of shooting victims Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson are suing the state, Virginia ...Read More »