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Court to hear tunnel tolls arguments (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has allotted an hour next month for lawyers to argue over whether a proposed public-private tunnel project would impose unconstitutional taxes or valid user fees. The $2.1-billion Midtown Tunnel project in Hampton Roads was blocked ...

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New bankruptcy judge takes office

Keith L. Phillips has taken the oath of office as the newest U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Phillips, a veteran Richmond bankruptcy lawyer, was appointed in April to take the bench seat vacated by the ...

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High court dodges cat fight (access required)

Henrico County zoning officials may not enforce a notice of violation issued to a woman who cared for feral cats near her home, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in an Aug. 23 unpublished order in Mills v. Board of ...

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SCV is on the road again (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia’s justices will be on the road this month, looking to add cases to their docket for upcoming court sessions that start again Sept. 9. Writ panels convene in Richmond Aug. 28 to hear 32 petitions ...

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U.S. Attorney MacBride to step down

Neil H. MacBride, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, will resign next month after one four-year term in the office. MacBride’s office is in the midst of investigations of both Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the WikiLeaks ...

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