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Jail Suicides Grab Attention of Lawmaker The D.C. Inspector General’s Office may investigate the D.C. Corrections Department over the suicides of two D.C. jail inmates with mental illnesses. • Room at the Bar: Virginia Looks Over Candidates for Vacant 4th Circuit Court Seats With Judge Emory Widener, 84, set to take senior status, Virginia’s bar associations are mulling over their recommendations for the second open Virginia seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. • Waivering Resolve? Lawyers Have Conflict in Witness Tampering Case Federal prosecutors say D.C. lawyers David Schertler and Danny Onorato have a conflict of interest in representing one of two Metropolitan Police Department officers charged with witness tampering in a high-profile homicide case. • She’s No Pro: No More Pro Se Filings for D.C. Madam At a hearing, Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said she was upset that Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s filing included private information normally barred from disclosure. • D.C. Bar Foundation Is Spreading the Wealth The D.C. Bar Foundation has given out nearly $2.9 million in grants to legal-services providers in the District. The 15 grants, finalized and made public last week, are the first influx of public funding for civil legal aid from the D.C. Council. • Assassin’s Gate: Debate Begins on Hinckley Request For Longer Home-Visits John Hinckley’s repeated requests to visit his family in Virginia have touched off legal disputes with the government over whether the would-be assassin of the late President Ronald Reagan is now sane enough to step out of the psychiatric ward a little longer.

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