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Summary Affirmances (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has summarily affirmed the following decisions based on the reasoning of the lower tribunal: Wilson v. Fairfax Connector, No. 0243-13-4, Aug. 20, 2013, holding that the commission did not err in finding the statute of ...

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Mother’s Loses Rights for Allowing Others in Home (access required)

The Court of Appeals summarily affirms the trial court terminating mother’s rights to her child under Va. Code § 16.1-283(C)(2):  clear and convincing evidence shows mother could not or would not substantially remedy the conditions requiring foster care after receiving ...

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Expert ‘Side-Switching’ on Insanity Allowed (access required)

The “side-switching” doctrine does not bar a court-appointed psychologist who initially said defendant was insane at the time he abducted his family at gunpoint, from revising her findings and later testifying for the prosecution; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s ...

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