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Court could define ‘good cause’ in new appellate rule (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will have the opportunity to define just what constitutes “good cause” to excuse missing the deadline for filing a transcript. The court recently granted writs for two criminal defendants who had their appeals dismissed in the court of appeals because they missed the filing deadline. The “good cause” exception of Rule 5A:8(a) ...

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