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Legislative attack on ‘inherent authority’ of courts is killed (access required)

A Senate Courts of Justice subcommittee has killed the legislative effort to reverse the Supreme Court of Virginia’s recent decision that state judges have the authority to defer judgment and later dismiss charges. Prosecutors and representatives of law enforcement groups said the ruling in Hernandez v. Commonwealth would allow judges to ultimately find defendants not guilty ...

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