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21-Day Rule Would Be Abolished In Capital Cases (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia is proposing to abolish Virginia's "21-day rule" in capital cases. This rule allows a defendant only 21 days after judgment to request a new trial based on newly discovered evidence. Under current Rule 3A:15(b), a criminal defendant has only 21 days after entry of a final order to set aside ...