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HOA reform measure delayed

An anticipated state Senate battle over Virginia’s community association law was delayed if not averted Monday. Despite previous efforts to find common ground and a series of tweets by advocates, debate on homeowner association reform was postponed. “There’s been a ...

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Appeal noted in gay marriage case

NORFOLK (AP) — The Norfolk Circuit Court clerk said Monday that he plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. Virginia’s voter-approved ban on gay marriages was overturned by U.S. District Judge Arenda ...

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Delegate condemns cuts in judge funding (access required)

A money committee’s wait-and-see approach to funding state trial judgeships is meeting with some dissent from both parties in the House of Delegates. “Cutting judgeships will have far-reaching consequences,” Del. Vivian E. Watts, D-Fairfax, told colleagues Thursday as she tried ...

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Zerkin awarded Carrico Professionalism Award

The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section has presented its 2014 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award to noted criminal defense lawyer Gerald T. Zerkin. Zerkin is one of the leading capital defense attorneys in the country, said U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

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