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Competency restored, says hospital

A Woodbridge man is now fit to be tried for murder, after being found incompetent to stand trial in March. Keith Baskerville, charged in the abduction and death of an Alexandria woman, completed treatment last month at a state mental ...

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Competency restored, says hospital

A Woodbridge man is now fit to be tried for murder, after being found incompetent to stand trial in March. Keith Baskerville, charged in the abduction and death of an Alexandria woman, completed treatment last month at a state mental ...

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Groups declare victory

Three Virginia-based free speech groups have filed for dismissal of their federal court challenge to the Virginia Board of Elections’ ban on wearing political messages in polling places. In a joint press release, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection ...

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Groups declare victory

Three Virginia-based free speech groups have filed for dismissal of their federal court challenge to the Virginia Board of Elections’ ban on wearing political messages in polling places. In a joint press release, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection ...

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Never mind

The office of Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., now says she misspoke when she said Wednesday that she had recommended three candidates to President Obama for appointment to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Her spokesman says she’s actually discussing ...

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Never mind

The office of Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., now says she misspoke when she said Wednesday that she had recommended three candidates to President Obama for appointment to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Her spokesman says she’s actually discussing ...

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Plaintiff can ’stack’ UM/UIM

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled yesterday that a girl badly injured in a car wreck can “stack” the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in her father’s auto policy, increasing the potential amount of money available for her injury. In the case, ...

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Miranda lives

The right to counsel established by Miranda v. Arizona has been undercut by more recent rulings that invocation of the right must be clear, unambiguous and unequivocal. Because a certain amount of ambiguity and equivocation, not to mention muddy thinking, ...

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