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Judge nixes permit for coal power plant (access required)

In a victory for environmental groups, a Richmond judge on Tuesday invalidated a permit for a coal-burning power plant being built in southwestern Virginia. Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret Poles Spencer ruled that Dominion Virginia Power’s mercury emissions permit for the ...

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Group says Rappahannock jail is ending censorship (access required)

STAFFORD—A civil liberties group says officials at a Virginia jail have agreed to stop censoring letters containing religious material sent to inmates. The Rutherford Institute challenged the Rappahannock Regional Jail’s policy last month after a woman complained that jail officials ...

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Obituary (access required)

Melvin R. Zimm Norfolk lawyer Melvin R. Zimm, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 7. He was 55. A native of Richmond, Mr. Zimm earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1975 and his law degree in 1978 ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On July 31, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of James A. Baber III of Richmond on impairment grounds. * * * On August 11, 2009, the VSB Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of ...

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