Circuit Judge Jack Berry dismissed petitions that sought to consolidate the town of Culpeper with Culpeper County. The Culpeper Star-Exponent reports that the consolidation petitions, endorsed by 992 town voters, were improperly filed. “I am in favor of the judge’s ...Read More »
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The feds say a criminal organization took in $11 million for supplying illegal workers to hotels and other businesses. The Virginian-Pilot reports that 22 suspects were were arrested and brought into U.S. District Court yesterday. According to the indictment, the ...
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The full Virginia Court of Appeals split sharply today on the precision required to preserve for appeal challenges to summary contempt convictions. The result is that two attorneys and an assistant who was a third-year law student at the time ...Read More »
The ACLU of Virginia is asking Richmond leaders to drop a proposal to ban curbside solicitation of motorists. According to the group’s news release, a Richmond public safety committee is recommending an ordinance to outlaw panhandlers from approaching people in ...
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The Virginia Organizing Project is working to restore voting rights for felons who have served their time, according to the C-Ville Weekly. One of the activists pushing for legislative reform says, under current law, an application for restoration of civil ...Read More »
Court records show a fourth person has died from a heroin overdose linked to a Centreville drug ring. Most of those involved are 19 or 20 years of age. The Washington Post reports that the case has unveiled the recent ...Read More »
If House Bill 1753 was aimed at M. Keith Blankenship, the juvenile and domestic relations district judge in Wythe County who was twice convicted of traffic offenses last year, it won’t be necessary. Blankenship took an indefinite leave of absence ...Read More »
Virginia homeowners will get a $212.8 million piece of the $8.4 billion in home loan and foreclosure relief that Countrywide Financial Corp. is providing to stave off consumer protection complaints. In a press release today, Attorney General Bob McDonnell announced ...Read More »