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No Confrontation Clause Violation from Lab Test Testimony (access required)

Testimony by the commonwealth’s medical expert citing a lab test that showed a child sex abuse victim had a sexually-transmitted disease did not violate defendant’s rights under the Confrontation Clause, as reports created for medical treatment purposes are nontestimonial; the ...

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Former Justice Thompson dies

W. Carrington Thompson, a former delegate, senator, circuit judge and justice of the Supreme court of Virginia, died Saturday at his home in Chatham. He was 95. Justice Thompson was appointed to the court in 1980 at age 64. He ...

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