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Gov. candidates would reinstate judicial evaluations

Both Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds apparently would restore the moribund program that gave lawyers, jurors, and citizens a voice in Virginia’s judicial selection process. At the initial debate between the two candidates for governor, both endorsed a ...

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Virginia’s next governor will be a fast talker

 No disrespect intended, but the first impression from the gubernatorial debate today is that both Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds are a couple of motormouths. The debate format — like most — offers strictly-timed windows for comments from the candidates.  ...

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Quotes from the VBA Summer Meeting

Overheard at the Homestead: “I think it’s talking out of two sides of your mouth, which we do fairly regularly.” –Sen. Rob Hurt, discussing “secondary offense” crimes like texting-while-driving. “Social media and social networking let people know, like and trust ...

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Old courthouse clock to chime again

Lynchburg leaders announced they’ve raised enough money to restore the clock and bell at the city’s old courthouse, which is now a museum. As the VLW Blog previously noted, the museum that now occupies the old courthouse building was trying ...

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Cho records taken inadvertently, lawyer says

The lawyer for the former head of the counseling center where Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho was referred for treatment says Cho’s records were accidentally removed from the unit.  The records surfaced this week, as announced by Gov. Kaine yesterday, ...

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Panel of 19 to search for U.Va.’s next chief

A committee has been appointed to find a successor to U.Va. president John Casteen, who will retire in August 2010. The 19-person committee is made up of nine members of the Board of Visitors, six faculty members, two former rectors ...

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