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Hensley For the Commonwealth (access required)

Devin Hensley, a 1996 UVa law grad, has become the new assistant commonwealth’s attorney for Gloucester County. He started working for Commonwealth’s Attorney Bob Hicks in March. And it’s a family affair. Seems Mr. Hensley and his wife both now ...

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Speaking of Dogs . . . (access required)

Last month O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark appeared in Portsmouth and gave a talk that was not well-received by the audience. How bad was it? It was so bad that the management of Willett Hall, where she spoke, took out ...

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PRIDE OF THE GREAT SOUTHWEST (access required)

Southwest Virginians are glowing over the appointment of Judge Cynthia Kinser to the Virginia Supreme Court. Kinser was not on the original list of candidates considered by the General Assembly. But once it became clear that Gov. George Allen would ...

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MAYBE THOSE WERE HER ASSOCIATES? (access required)

Kinser was a solo practitioner in Lee County before becoming a U.S. magistrate judge. One Bristol lawyer tells a story on her that happened about 10 years ago. He and she were scheduled to argue a case before the 4th ...

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NOTES FROM THE FIGHTIN' NINTH (access required)

We’re sensing a trend here. First, you have Wise County, led by Circuit Clerk Jack Kennedy, trying to become a national leader on putting real estate records on the Internet. Then you have Kinser appointed to the high court. Before ...

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VOTE THE DEADWOOD! (access required)

Maybe when Richard Cullen and his McGuire, Woods colleagues get through investigating election shenanigans in Louisiana, they might look closer to home. May 1 was the deadline for ballots for the Virginia State Bar president-elect race between John Keith and ...

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GAG ME WITH A SPOON (access required)

And speaking of Sen. Chuck Robb, judicial nominations and the selection process in general, what’s with all the secrecy? Back in the winter, when U.S. District Judge Robert Doumar of the Eastern District took senior status, Robb circulated a super-secret ...

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CALLING `60 MINUTES' (access required)

Remember a piece on “60 Minutes” a few years ago about insurance fraud in California? Scam artists would zip in and out of rush-hour traffic in L.A., then dart in between two cars right before they stopped, and faster than ...

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BEAM ME UP? (access required)

California’s Jerry Brown was tagged “Governor Moonbeam” in the late 1970s for espousing touchy-feely psychobabble and burbling in future-speak. That’s the left coast. This is Virginia, suh. Well, the future is here, and it’s an issue in the upcoming governor’s ...

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BACK ON THE SHORT LIST (access required)

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, just about every time there was a vacancy on the Virginia Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals, one name you could find on the short list of candidates was that of Gail ...

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