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More Detail In Habeas Orders Due (access required)

NORFOLK – Beginning in July, Virginia circuit court judges may no longer deny habeas corpus petitions without explaining the reasons for the denial of relief, Supreme Court Justice Cynthia D. Kinser announced on May 13. Kinser spoke to the Virginia ...

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Sentence Reduced For Caregiver Defendant (access required)

A criminal defendant who was the sole caretaker of her brain-injured husband was entitled to a shorter sentence because of her “exceptional family circumstances,” an Alexandria federal district judge has ruled. In sentencing the woman, who was convicted of federal ...

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Woman who hit officer with door 'used' car (access required)

An uninsured driver who allegedly slammed her car door into a ticket-writing meter maid was “using” her car as a vehicle under Virginia’s uninsured motorist statute, an Alexandria Circuit judge has ruled. Although the driver may have intended to injure ...

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