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Medical Society’s new president to focus on mental health (access required)

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The Medical Society of Virginia will spend the next year focusing on mental health wellness programs for physicians, according to the group’s new president. Dr. Arthur J. Vayer Jr. was installed as the 200th president of the physician advocacy group ...

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No immunity for officer who charged wrong suspect (access required)

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A Pulaski County sheriff’s deputy does not have qualified immunity in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a woman he mistakenly charged with felony drug distribution, a federal judge has ruled. The woman contends the deputy lacked probable cause because ...

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Judge sides with governor, but Lee statue stays put for now

The Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond (Photo by Maura Mazurowski)

(AP)  A judge on Oct. 27 ruled in favor of Gov. Ralph Northam’s plans to remove an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee — but said the state can’t immediately act on his order. Richmond Circuit Judge W. ...

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Bernard Cohen, lawyer who took on mixed marriage law, dies at 86

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Former Del. Bernard S. Cohen, who won a landmark case that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of laws forbidding interracial marriage and later went on to a successful political career as a state legislator, died Oct. 19 of ...

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‘Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame’ members for 2020 named

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Virginia Lawyers Media has announced the Class of 2020 for the “Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame,” sponsored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame honors Virginia lawyers age 60 and older. Criteria for inclusion in the Hall ...

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