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Senators recommend 2 for federal judgeship (access required)

Virginia’s two U.S. senators are urging two names for the judicial vacancy created by U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson’s move to senior status in June. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to the White House recommending federal ...

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Robelen named as Supreme Court clerk (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will elevate its chief deputy clerk to the clerk’s position next year. Douglas B. Robelen will succeed Clerk Patricia L. Harrington when she retires effective Feb. 1, the court announced Sept. 19. Robelen and Harrington ...

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Lawyer who smuggled phone to inmate is disbarred (access required)

A Richmond lawyer sentenced to three months for conspiring to smuggle a cellphone and prescription drugs to a jail inmate has surrendered her law license. Dana Tapper pleaded guilty to three felonies on Aug. 2 in Prince George Circuit Court ...

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