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Lawyers react to new tough-on-crime laws (access required)

ROANOKE – Lawyers who ignore the General Assembly should not complain about the new batch of tough-on-crime laws limiting judges’ discretion and creating backlogs in traffic court. That’s one legislator’s reaction to complaints from courthouse lawyers about the 2012 General Assembly. A meeting April 10 of the Roanoke Bar Association offered the latest airing of pointed comments ...