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Supreme Court pushes ‘Hernandez’ envelope (access required)

In a new decision on a highly charged issue, the Supreme Court of Virginia has taken a broad view of a trial judge’s inherent authority to consider different outcomes for those who plead guilty to criminal charges. The high court said on Jan. 10 that a trial judge can convict a criminal defendant of a lesser ...