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Robertson to buy The Virginian-Pilot?

Paybacks are, well, um, we won’t say what paybacks are. But televangelist Pat Robertson, who has been unhappy with The Virginian-Pilot and its coverage of him and his activities, may buy the newspaper. Norfolk-based Landmark Communications Inc. announced earlier this ...

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Cop’s disclaimer counted out

How much does a cop’s disclaimer count when deciding whether a suspect is actually in custody? Not much in a recent 4th Circuit case. FBI agents, some 23 strong, burst into the Chesapeake home of Willoughby Warren Colonna IV, a/k/a ...

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Rule 5A:12 rears its head

Lawyers trying to get a decision on the merits in the Virginia Court of Appeals know they have to clear the hurdle of Rule 5A:18, which makes sure the trial court had a chance to consider any claim of error ...

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