Quantcast
Home (page 60)

Author Archives: Alan Cooper

W&L names interim dean

Mark Grunewald (right), a law professor at Washington and Lee University since 1976, will become interim dean on July 1. The current dean, Rodney A. Smolla, is leaving to become president of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. A graduate of ...

Read More »

Saving money by not seeking jail time   (access required)

Virginia commonwealth’s attorneys say they will help reduce the cost of representing indigent defendants by not seeking jail time for most Class 1 and Class 2 misdemeanors. The constitutional right of indigent defendants to have a lawyer represent them generally ...

Read More »

A freeze on new judges (access required)

The House Appropriations Committee wants to put a freeze on filling judicial vacancies through June 30, 2012. “[T]he total number of authorized judges in any judicial district or circuit shall be reduced by a number equal to the number of ...

Read More »

Too many John Grisham plots?

House Bill 1306 would require jurors to provide a Social Security, voter registration card or photo identification when they assemble for juror selection. If a juror doesn’t have the ID with him, he must sign “a statement affirming, under penalty ...

Read More »

Ad damnum, DUI cases decided by order (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued two unpublished orders today, one reaffirming the rule that you can’t get more than you sue for and the second holding that the fourth-offense drunken driving statute permits both a prison term and a ...

Read More »

Ad damnum, DUI cases decided by order

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued two unpublished orders today, one reaffirming the rule that you can’t get more than you sue for and the second holding that the fourth-offense drunken driving statute permits both a prison term and a ...

Read More »