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Congressional race still uncertain

According to the numbers, Democrat Tom Perriello now has the slimmest of leads over incumbent Republican Virgil Goode in the back-and-forth vote count battle for Virginia’s 5th congressional seat.  But the numbers differ depending on the source, as reported by ...

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At long last an evidence code? (access required)

STAUNTON—Signals from the Supreme Court of Virginia indicate that a two-decade effort to establish official rules of evidence for Virginia courts may be nearing fruition, according to a lawyer who has advanced the cause since the mid-1980s. John M. Oakey ...

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No long-distance guilty plea for Vick

Circuit Judge Samuel E. Campbell today denied a defense request to allow former quarterback Michael Vick to plead guilty to state dog-fighting charges by video conference. The judge agreed with Surry County Commonwealths Attorney Gerald Poindexter that Vick should have ...

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Boyd-Graves seeks state claims data

A group of legal leaders in Virginia says the state needs to get a handle on what it pays for liability claims against state employees.  Members of the Boyd-Graves Conference, which makes recommendations for improvements in civil practice, renewed a ...

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