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Yearly Archives: 2010

Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Anonymous Tip – Outstanding Warrants (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia affirms defendant’s conviction on cocaine and marijuana charges, based on evidence discovered pursuant to a traffic stop police made after they got an anonymous tip that a black male, about 5’7” to 5’9”, with outstanding ...

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Municipal – Water Surcharge – Non-Town Resident – Legislative Act (access required)

A town may impose a surcharge for water and sewer service extended to county residents outside the town, and the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the circuit court’s contrary decision that struck down the 100 percent surcharge by the Town ...

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Taxation – Commercial Property – ‘Universality’ Rule – Transportation Improvements (access required)

The owners of commercially zoned real estate in Fairfax County lose their constitutional challenge to tax assessments under Va. Code §§ 58.1-3221.3 and 33.1-435, as the Supreme Court of Virginia says the property owners have failed to meet their burden ...

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