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Criminal procedure in Mayberry

The late great Andy Griffith passed away earlier this week. Who knew that tucked away in an old episode of “The Andy Griffith Show,” there is a clip of Sheriff Andy Taylor giving his son Opie a lesson in attorney-client ...

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Prosecutor hurt in courthouse scuffle

Amelia County Commonwealth’s Attorney Lee Harrison was injured along with two others when a criminal defendant became violent at the Amelia County courthouse Thursday. Harrison came to the aid of a sheriff’s deputy who was attacked by an accused burglar, ...

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Court Orders FOIA Response by VDOT (access required)

Although respondent Virginia Department of Transportation says this FOIA petitioner will be able to impermissibly obtain personnel information if VDOT provides the Position Numbers petitioner seeks, the Hanover Circuit Court says FOIA does not contemplate exemptions arising from a petitioner’s ...

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Court Won’t Apply ‘Notice’ Requirements (access required)

A Wise County Circuit Court says Tennessee notice requirements do not apply in this personal injury suit against a cardiology practice group, as choice-of-law rules make clear that Virginia law governs this case. Since plaintiff filed this action in Virginia, ...

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