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July execution date set for death row inmate

(AP) A Virginia inmate convicted of killing two people during an escape in 2006 is scheduled to be executed July 6. A circuit court in Virginia’s Montgomery County on Tuesday granted the state’s request for that execution date for 35-year-old ...

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Albo to lobby part-time (access required)

Veteran Virginia Del. Dave Albo, R-Springfield, is joining Williams Mullen to divide his time between lobbying and practicing criminal and traffic law. Albo will join the government relations practice at Williams Mullen this fall, the law firm has announced. He ...

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Transgender teen argues case still relevant after graduation

(AP) Lawyers for a transgender teenager who sued the Gloucester County school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom have filed a new brief arguing his case still is relevant even though he’s about to graduate from high school. ...

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Trump’s Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

(AP) The first federal appeals court to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban appeared unconvinced that it should ignore the Republican’s repeated promises on the campaign trail to bar Muslims from entering the country. An attorney ...

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Ex-prosecutor suspended for 2 years (access required)

A Northern Neck lawyer, hired last year as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney just as client problems were turning into bar complaints, has had his law license suspended for two years by the Virginia State Bar. The suspension for Nicholas “Nick” ...

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Bar Council election results posted (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has posted results of last month’s voting for posts on the VSB Bar Council. VSB members voted electronically between April 10 and April 28. The following persons have been newly elected or reelected to three-year terms ...

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Numbers drop for February bar exam (access required)

Only 361 candidates completed the February Virginia bar exam this year, a steep drop in applicants after a steady decline over four years. Last year, 458 candidates completed the February exam. Previous years saw 484, 547 and 564 attendees. Of ...

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Serial-killing suspect confesses to unsolved stabbing death

LEESBURG (AP) For eight years, Youdella Allen had no idea who stabbed and killed her husband, Jammie Lane, in their Leesburg home. Since 2010, she knew that a onetime neighbor, Elias Abuelazam, was a suspect. Abuelazam was charged with a ...

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Former bar leader surrenders license (access required)

A Fairfax lawyer who once chaired the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar has given up his law license in the face of allegations related to mishandling of client money. Warren W. McLain agreed to disbarment April 20 ...

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Lawyer was victim of alleged $200K embezzlement (access required)

A Fredericksburg lawyer has accepted a public admonition for lapses that allowed a trusted office staffer allegedly to make off with more than $200,000 from the lawyer’s trust account. H. Glenn Goodpasture deposited more than $227,000 of his personal money ...

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