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Judge avoids DUI conviction

Pleading guilty to reckless driving and refusing a breath test, J&D Judge Michael Blankenship of Wytheville will not face a charge of driving under the influence. But Blankenship still has a hit-and-run charge from a separate incident, and he has ...

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Brownlee jumps in

Hardly out the door of his office as Western Virginia’s federal prosecutor, John Brownlee is now officially in the race for Virginia attorney general. The Roanoke Times says Brownlee is styling himself “Virginia’s conservative prosecutor.” He faces patent lawyer and ...

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Homestead instead

Lawyers may be known by the conventions they attend, and conventioneering lawyers know well the Appalachian highland resorts known as the Greenbrier and the Homestead. Today, the Roanoke Times reports, labor troubles or the threat thereof have been cutting business ...

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We think we know which way he’s leaning

An e-mail early this morning from former U.S. Attorney John Brownlee said only that he is having a press conference tomorrow “to announce his decision regarding his potential candidacy for attorney general for the commonwealth of Virginia.” There’s a subtle ...

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Cause of action for tarnished diploma?

Two enterprising West Virginia lawyers are soliciting clients to sue West Virginia University, claiming that the school’s decision to award a degree to an under-qualified but well-connected candidate has diminished the value of its degrees across the board. The Huntington ...

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