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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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Bench temps: Substitute judges fill gaps across the state (access required)

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When it comes to filling temporary vacancies on the bench, Virginia may not have such a deep bench. A sizeable number of lawyers sit as substitute judges all over the commonwealth, and court clerks say they depend on the extra ...

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Assembly approves most of governor’s amendments

(AP) The Republican-controlled General Assembly accepted amendments Wednesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell that bar insurers in the federally run health insurance exchange that will operate in Virginia from covering abortion. Lawmakers also cut some costs from the transportation funding measure ...

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