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Appeal examines lawyer testimony against client (access required)

A Virginia Supreme Court panel is considering whether to allow an appeal in a case where a Newport News man was convicted of a shooting based largely on the testimony of his former defense attorney. If interest by a justice ...

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‘Actual harm’ not the standard for mom’s move (access required)

A mother gets another chance to prove her move to Pennsylvania was good for her seven-year-old son, after the Virginia Court of Appeals reversed a custody change to the father. The trial court applied the wrong legal standard when it ...

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Lawyers question logic of attorney testimony case (access required)

In a case that surprised some criminal defense lawyers, the Virginia Court of Appeals approved the use of a lawyer’s testimony against his former client in a decision released earlier this month. In a malicious wounding trial in Newport News, ...

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Powell, McClanahan likely for Supreme Court

Virginia Court of Appeals Judges Cleo E. Powell and Elizabeth A. McClanahan appear to be set to move up to the Supreme Court of Virginia under an agreement between House Democrats and Senate Republicans. The General Assembly will convene Friday ...

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Judicial elections in Assembly go down to the wire (access required)

Members of the House and Senate were still negotiating at press time to settle on candidates to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia, with Court of Appeals Judges Elizabeth A. McClanahan and Cleo E. Powell apparently acceptable ...

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