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Hassell to step down as chief (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. told the annual meeting of state court judges today that he will step down after two four-year terms as head of the judicial branch. The announcement came during the chief justice’s annual State ...

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Former priest’s convictions upheld

The Virginia Court of Appeals affirmed today the embezzlement convictions of former Louisa County priest Rodney Rodis. A jury recommended that Rodis serve a total of 200 years on 10 embezzlement counts stemming from the theft of more than $200,000 ...

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Domestic Relations – Visitation – Teen’s Summer Visitation (access required)

A trial court’s modification of a 15-year-old daughter’s visitation schedule to accommodate her father’s wish for her to participate in academic enrichment activities in Northern Virginia is affirmed by the trial court, but the Court of Appeals remands the case ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – DCSE – Paid Arrearage (access required)

Although father still challenges the child support arrearage assessed by the Division of Child Support Enforcement, his daughter was emancipated in 2002, he paid the arrearage in full in order to purge a civil contempt order and be released from ...

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Criminal – Post-Release Supervision – Constitutional (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejects defendant’s separation-of-powers argument, and holds that because the statutory scheme of Va. Code § 19.2-295.2 does not require the Virginia Parole Board, an executive agency, to usurp the judicial function of assessing punishment, the appellate ...

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