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Roush reappointed

Defying warnings from Republicans about his legal authority, Gov. Terry McAuliffe Wednesday reappointed Justice Jane Marum Roush to her tenuous seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Republican legislative leaders insisted the 2015 General Assembly still was technically in session, ...

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Matthew charged with Harrington murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A grand jury has indicted a man already charged with killing a University of Virginia student with the death of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared in 2009. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder ...

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McAuliffe adamant about reappointing Roush

Gov. Terry McAuliffe re-emphasized Tuesday his intention to reappoint Justice Jane Marum Roush to a second temporary term on the Supreme Court of Virginia despite the objections of Republican legislative leaders, who renewed warnings about weakened court authority. McAuliffe restated ...

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Group sues over state House and Senate districts

(AP) A third lawsuit was filed on Monday challenging the outcome of Virginia’s 2011 redistricting, claiming lawmakers in both parties are unfairly benefiting from gerrymandered districts. A nonprofit group, OneVirginia2021, backed a lawsuit filed on behalf of several Virginians in ...

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Charges tossed amid claims of prosecutor misconduct (access required)

After defense lawyers argued prosecutors unfairly influenced a grand jury, a Fauquier County judge dismissed seven felony charges against a former attorney accused of misappropriating client money. Prosecutors then withdrew two felony charges of making false statements on tax returns. ...

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