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Posted at 6:35 PM ET, 02/23/2011

Updated: Morrissey takes bar exam, asks for his law license back

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

Del. Joe Morrissey, who serves as the House Democratic whip, said he took a day off from the General Assembly Tuesday to drive to Norfolk to take his bar exam as he tries to get his law license reinstated.

The Virginia State Bar disciplinary board, which will provide a recommendation to the Supreme Court, will hold a hearing April 22 in Richmond. The court will decide whether his petition should be granted or denied.

Morrissey, a former criminal defense lawyer and commonwealth's attorney in Richmond, had his law license revoked in 2003 after a series of missteps including several suspensions and stint in jail.

Morrissey, elected in 2007, said he plans to run for re-election in the House in November. But he has spoken to some lobbyists and staffers about possibly running against Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond).

By Anita Kumar  | February 23, 2011; 6:35 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar, House of Delegates  
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