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Lawyer contributions: Attorneys’ political giving leans to GOP (access required)

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With Republicans effectively in control of the Virginia governorship and both houses of the General Assembly, lawyers have been leaning to the red side in making political campaign contributions this year. The trend holds even for trial lawyers, often seen ...

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Jackson fined for late loan disclosure

(AP) The State Board of Elections has fined Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson for waiting too late to disclose a $25,000 loan to his campaign. Charlottesville lawyer Donald Lee Woodsmall gave Jackson the loan on May 8. Jackson reported ...

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AG candidates bare teeth at the Beach (access required)

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VIRGINIA BEACH – The Democrat came out swinging and the Republican wasted little time taking the offensive himself as the candidates for Virginia attorney general met in their first debate at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach ...

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4th Circuit rejects Virginia ballot access provision

(AP) Virginia’s law prohibiting out-of-state residents from circulating petitions for third-party presidential candidates is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled May 29. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld U.S. District ...

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VSB Council elections set in three circuits (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will hold circuit elections for representatives to the VSB Council in three circuits this month. In the 5th Circuit in Southside, two candidates – Carl Phillips “Phil” Ferguson and Fred D. Taylor – will vie for ...

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Virginia Beach prosecutor to step down

After 12 years as commonwealth’s attorney, Harvey Bryant says he will leave office at the end of next year when his term expires. Bryant tells The Virginian-Pilot he will support his second-in-command, Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle, in the ...

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Virginia Beach prosecutor to step down

After 12 years as commonwealth’s attorney, Harvey Bryant says he will leave office at the end of next year when his term expires. Bryant tells The Virginian-Pilot he will support his second-in-command, Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle, in the ...

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Perriello not running for gov, McAuliffe opens bid (access required)

Terry McAuliffe eased into the governor’s race last Wednesday by branding himself as a pro-business pragmatist and his Republican foe as an apostle of “socially divisive issues,” after a potential rival for the Democratic nomination decided not to run. Former ...

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Martingayle is new VSB president-elect (access required)

Virginia Beach lawyer Kevin E. Martingayle has narrowly won the vote for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar with only one-fifth of the bar casting ballots. Martingayle’s margin of victory over Raymond B. Benzinger of Fairfax was less than 2 ...

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Perjury penalty overcome by restoration of rights, AG says

Two recent opinions from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should come as a relief for a member of the Wise County School Board. The opinions also appear to strengthen the governor’s power to restore civil rights to former felons. Rocky Cantrell’s ...

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