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Criminal – Request For Counsel – Murder & Firearm Convictions (access required)

A defendant’s confession was a critical part of the commonwealth’s case and the trial court erred in not recognizing that defendant’s statement, “That’s what I want, a lawyer,” was an unequivocal request for counsel that should have been honored by ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Material Change – Unemployment (access required)

Wife argues husband was unemployed without unemployment benefits when the final divorce decree was entered, just as he was when spousal support was ordered 15 months earlier, but the Court of Appeals affirms the trial court orders suspending support payments. ...

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Administrative – Water Control Permit – Representational Standing – Public Comment Process (access required)

An environmental group challenging issuance of a permit granted to Tri-City Properties LLC by the Virginia State Water Control Board did not have to prove that at least one of its members participated in the public comment process in order ...

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