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Retired priest in Virginia acquitted on sex abuse charge (access required)

A jury has acquitted a retired Catholic priest from Northern Virginia who was accused of sexually assaulting a child more than 20 years ago. A Fairfax County jury found Terry Specht not guilty Oct. 5. He had been accused of ...

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Virginia judge: Discriminatory policing suit can go forward (access required)

A lawsuit against a Virginia town that alleges its police department has operated in a way that led to unlawful racial discrimination and violated individuals’ constitutional rights can move forward, a judge ruled Oct. 6. The Office of the Attorney ...

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Preferences for remote work, court proceedings found in ABA survey (access required)

The vast majority of lawyers are allowed by their employers to work remotely at least some of the time, and many younger lawyers would be willing to leave their current jobs for a greater ability to work remotely, a new ...

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Judge rules naughty bits off limits at Trump dossier trial (access required)

A federal judge ruled Oct. 4 that prosecutors cannot present evidence to a jury about the most salacious parts of a flawed dossier alleging connections between former President Donald Trump and Russia at an upcoming trial of an analyst who ...

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Youngkin plan calls for reevaluating major clean energy law (access required)

(AP) Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin called Oct. 3 for expanding nuclear power generation in Virginia, reevaluating a recent clean energy law celebrated by environmentalists, and restoring greater authority to state regulators who oversee the state’s powerful utilities. His administration laid ...

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Excessive force lawsuit filed after Virginia man’s death (access required)

FRONT ROYAL (AP) The son of a 77-year-old man who died after sustaining injuries during a traffic stop in Virginia earlier this year has filed a $6 million lawsuit that alleges the deputies involved in his father’s arrest used excessive force. ...

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Case against source for Trump dossier advances, barely (access required)

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge is allowing prosecutors to move forward with their criminal case against an analyst who provided key details for a flawed dossier on ex-President Donald Trump, although the judge called his decision “an extremely close call.” Lawyers ...

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Judge: ex-detective charged with crime that doesn’t exist (access required)

A former detective who admitted to altering multiple search warrants could not be prosecuted for malfeasance in office, as the charge is not a crime under Virginia law, a 12th Circuit Court judge has ruled. Robert W. Sprouse, a now-former ...

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Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies (access required)

McLEAN (AP) Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Sept. 27 to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state’s guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations. Beginning that morning, students streamed out ...

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State bar seeks volunteers for variety of vacancies (access required)

The Virginia State Bar is seeking volunteers to serve on VSB boards and committees for terms beginning on July 1, 2023. The VSB Disciplinary Board is seeking to fill four lawyer vacancies and a lay member vacancy. Applicants are required ...

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