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Judges cannot defer judgment without OK of Assembly (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled last week that trial judges lack the authority to defer judgment in criminal cases in the absence of express direction by the General Assembly. The issue long has been a source of contention among judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys, but the opinion by Judge Jean Harrison Clements in Gibson v. ...

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