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Criminal – Batson Claim – Juror Demeanor (access required)

At defendant’s second-degree murder trial, the trial court did not err in accepting as race-neutral a peremptory strike of a Caucasian juror based on her “long stares” at defendant, and the Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s convictions. The record does ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Charles Hill Ryland Charles Hill Ryland, a retired attorney in Warsaw, died Oct. 22. He was 96. A native of Georgetown, Ky., Mr. Ryland grew up at the University of Richmond, where his father was a chemistry professor. He graduated ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Jan. 1, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a 30-day suspension of the law license of Steven S. Biss of Petersburg, for violating the professional rule governing misconduct that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s fitness to practice. ...

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