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Coal permit too lax on mercury, judge rules

Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret Spencer gave environmentalists a victory by invalidating a permit for a major coal-fired power plant in Southwest Virginia. In yesterday’s ruling, Judge Spencer said that the state Air Pollution Control Board erred in issuing the permit ...

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Alexander will be judge for VT lawsuits

Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander has been appointed to hear the two lawsuits filed against the state over the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.  The five judges of the 27th circuit recused themselves because of links with Virginia Tech ...

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Alexander will be judge for VT lawsuits

Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander has been appointed to hear the two lawsuits filed against the state over the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.  The five judges of the 27th circuit recused themselves because of links with Virginia Tech ...

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Appeals court rejects petition by DC sniper

A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today turned thumbs down on the habeas petition of John Allen Muhammad, sentenced to death in Virginia for his role in one of the DC sniper shootings in 2002. Muhammad ...

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Appeals court rejects petition by DC sniper

A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today turned thumbs down on the habeas petition of John Allen Muhammad, sentenced to death in Virginia for his role in one of the DC sniper shootings in 2002. Muhammad ...

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