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State sued over witness requirement for absentee ballots

(AP) The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal court to block Virginia election officials from requiring that absentee voters find a witness to watch them sign their ballots, citing the social distancing guidelines prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. In a ...

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VSB cancels annual meeting at the beach (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has cancelled this year’s annual meeting at Virginia Beach in the face of COVID-19 concerns. It’s the first time the VSB has called off the traditional gathering since World War II. The VSB’s 82nd Annual Meeting ...

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Cabinet official says existing liability protections ‘significant’ (access required)

Doctors, nurses and other health care providers worried about lawsuits arising from their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic already have “significant” protection under Virginia law, says the state Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sec. Daniel Carey, a physician, said ...

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ACLU asks Supreme Court to act on inmate release (access required)

The state chapter of the ACLU is asking the Supreme Court of Virginia to use its authority to speed up the release of nonviolent and vulnerable defendants from Virginia jails and prisons. In an April 16 letter to Chief Justice ...

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Chesterfield courts are open for business (access required)

The staff at the Chesterfield County courts wants you to know they are open for business. A March 16 press release from the Chesterfield courts announced all hearings set through April 6 were automatically continued except for pretrial and bond ...

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State reports large daily jump in coronavirus deaths

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam announced April 15 that non-essential businesses will remain closed through May 8 in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Northam’s original directive ordering the temporary closing of restaurant dining areas, theaters, museums, gyms, hair ...

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Man convicted in 1979 officer slaying gets parole

(AP) Virginia officials have granted parole to a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1979, the state Parole Board confirmed April 14. The board voted April 10 to release Vincent Lamont Martin, 64, from the Virginia Department of ...

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VSB deadlines extended for Virginia lawyers

In response to a Virginia State Bar request, the Supreme Court of Virginia has extended compliance deadlines for Virginia attorneys in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a two-month delay in the due date for bar dues. Payments for bar ...

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Female inmate is state prisons’ first coronavirus death

FALLS CHURCH (AP) The death of a female inmate assigned to a Virginia prison is the first fatality in a state prison linked to the new coronavirus, authorities said. The Virginia Department of Corrections said a 49-year-old woman, an inmate ...

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Liberty University sued for not refunding student fees

(AP) Liberty University has profited from the COVID-19 pandemic by refusing to refund thousands of dollars in room and board and other fees owed to students after the school moved classes online last month, a federal lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit ...

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