Judges in Missouri now have access to details of the public cost as they weigh prison time versus probation. The state’s sentencing advisory commission began this practice last month, according to The New York Times. Proponents hope that this cost ...Read More »
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Virginia published 17 opinions. Virginia Lawyers Weekly subscribers can read our analysis of the following cases on The SCoVA Blog: An invalid order, but no standing to challenge it What happens when a judge without ...
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After five years managing Virginia International Raceway, former Sands Anderson lawyer Josh Lief will return to a Richmond practice. Lief, whose racing career was highlighted in a 2009 VLW article, has missed his legal practice, according to The Gazette-Virginian. He ...Read More »
A fire marshal threw the book at two Herndon bartenders for their pyrotechnics, but Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh said felony charges will be dismissed. The Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern employees were arrested in July after performing the “flaming bartender,” ...Read More »
In this case upholding summary judgment for plaintiff newspaper publishers that a public airport’s total ban on newspaper racks inside its terminals violates the First Amendment, the 4th Circuit denies rehearing en banc. Concurrence Wilkinson, J., concurring in the denial ...Read More »
The judges of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia unanimously elected William D. Broadhurst as chief judge. His two-year term began July 1. Judge Broadhurst succeeds Charles N. Dorsey as chief judge of the circuit, which includes the City of ...Read More »
At defendant’s trial on multiple counts of drug conspiracy and distribution, the trial court did not err in declining to instruct the jury on the lesser punishment of distribution for accommodation because defendant claimed she was simply doing a favor ...Read More »