A ruling by the 4th Circuit means a third sentencing for a Roanoke County man convicted of possessing a gun as a felon. According to The Roanoke Times, Michael Ray Thornton was convicted in 2005 of being a felon in ...Read More »
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The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees will interview a sixth candidate tomorrow for a Virginia Court of Appeals vacancy – Prince William County Circuit Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. A member of the Prince William delegation, Del. Jackson ...Read More »
The Virginia Court of Appeals today fined a Suffolk lawyer $1,000 and disbarred her indefinitely from practicing before the court because she repeatedly ignored the court’s orders. The difficulties of Anne Marston Lynch began in March 2008 when she filed ...
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A legislative subcommittee approved bills last night that would have the General Assembly take over the judicial performance evaluation program and limit the tenure of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to eight years. The subcommittee also ...
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Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell will resign that job to concentrate on his campaign for governor, reports say. The Virginian-Pilot says McDonnell announced his plan in an e-mail to staffers this morning. He reportedly expects chief deputy Bill Mims to ...Read More »
Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Earle Mobley (left) got a public pat on the back Saturday from columnist Roger Chesley at The Virginian-Pilot. The piece highlight’s Mobley’s unsolicited telephone call to lawyers in a high-profile murder trial underway in nearby Chesapeake. In ...Read More »
One West Virginia legislator has a simple proposal to get the changes he wants in the West Virginia code. His one-page bill would have West Virginia substitute the Virginia code for the existing West Virginia statutes. “By adopting Virginia’s laws, ...Read More »
A meeting of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus in Williamsburg next week is expected to feature an appearance by President Obama, reports The Virginia Gazette. No details have been announced, but signals suggest a Thursday visit. Posted by Peter ViethRead More »
Three justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia will enlighten law students at U.Va. on Friday. Justices Barbara Keenan, Donald Lemons, and Bernard Goodwyn, all U.Va. law grads, will discuss court structure and appellate issues. According to an announcement from ...
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The Obama administration has tabbed U.Va. law professor David A. Martin for principal deputy general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security. Martin will be the second-highest ranking lawyer among the 1,700 attorneys at the department, according to the U.Va. ...
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