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McDonnell will be free during appeal

(AP) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, a federal court ruled Monday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said McDonnell’s appeal raises a substantial question of law or fact that ...

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Eastern Shore lawyer surrenders law license

Attorney Roger K. Grillo of Onancock has agreed to revocation of his law license after five clients complained he took their money for bankruptcy work and never delivered any services. The Virginia State Bar alleged Grillo closed his law practice ...

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Judge performs CPR in his courtroom

An Arlington general district judge may have saved a man’s life in his courtroom last week, performing CPR after the victim suffered a heart attack. The victim was testifying in a criminal trial on Thursday when he started “gasping for air,” ...

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Ex-governor’s law license suspended

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board announced today that effective Jan. 29,  it has summarily suspended the law license of former Gov. Robert Francis McDonnell, pursuant to his conviction for 11 felonies in Richmond U.S. District Court. McDonnell has been ordered to ...

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High court justice scolds 4th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has taken to task a federal appeals court for not publishing a 40-page opinion that gave a prisoner the benefit of a presumption of judicial vindictiveness in his state court sentencing. The criticism came ...

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Legislation would foster specialty court dockets

Legislation at the 2015 General Assembly would provide a framework for new problem-solving court dockets aimed at providing services for criminal defendants, including veterans, struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Supporters say court diversion programs aimed at veterans, ...

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