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Gibney gets nomination

President Barack Obama nominated Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. today for a U.S. District Court vacancy in Richmond. Virginia’s U.S. senators, Jim Webb and Mark Warner, had recommended Gibney for the post and hailed the nomination. It has been ...

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Urbanski gets nod from Roanoke bar

The Roanoke Bar Association today voted to recommend U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski for the vacancy created when U.S. District Judge Norman Moon took senior status in February. Virginia’s two U.S. senators have requested recommendations from bar groups for the ...

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Chancery court records now online

The Library of Virginia offers easy access to hundreds of records of historic equity disputes, large and small. Bedford County’s chancery records from 1755 to 1912 are among the latest local records to be processed, indexed and digitally reformatted, reports ...

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