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Justice William Mims speaks in hometown

HARRISONBURG (AP) On rare occasions, Virginia Supreme Court Justice William C. Mims can get away from formal titles and once again be “Billy from Mason Street.” “When I left (Harrisonburg) at 18, I wanted to be somewhere else,” he said. ...

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Fourth Circuit hears strip-search cases

(AP) A federal appeals court in Richmond heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment. The cases out of West Virginia and Maryland pit individual privacy rights against ...

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AG Herring sues major banks for $1.1B

(AP) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world’s largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state’s public pension system. “The ...

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