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Supreme Court seat again in doubt (access required)

Another maverick Republican senator is threatening to unravel the party’s plan to put Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. on the state Supreme Court. State Sen. Glen H. Sturtevant Jr. – who succeeded Sen. John C. Watkins ...

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U.S. justices will hear McDonnell’s appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court will hear former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s appeal of his public corruption convictions. The justices said Friday that they will review lower court rulings that upheld the convictions based on what McDonnell says is an ...

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Judge allows GOP loyalty pledge

(AP) Donald Trump supporters have lost the first round in their battle to prevent the Republican Party from requiring voters to sign a statement of GOP affiliation before casting ballots in Virginia’s presidential primary. U.S. District Judge Hannah M. Lauck ...

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