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Prosecutor defends U.Va. lacrosse trial procedures (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Prosecutors say the second-degree murder conviction of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player in his ex-girlfriend’s slaying shouldn’t be set aside. Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman filed a response to defense counsel’s motion to set aside the ...

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Counseling center zoning violation reversed (access required)

A counseling center can provide homeless people with meals, showers and laundry service, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. The non-residential center’s additional services were not illegal “accessory” services under the local zoning ordinance, the court said in a June ...

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Email was ‘disgusting’ but was not ‘obscene’ (access required)

An angry doctor’s “disgusting” emails to his ex-wife were not “obscene” under a Virginia criminal law and his conviction for harassment by computer has been overturned by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Where a Court of Appeals majority rejected a ...

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