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Video problems undermine trials

Prosecutors have been twice burned this week by apparent mishandling of their video evidence. First we learned about a cross-examination that weakened the prosecution’s re-enactment video in a Chesapeake murder case.  Now comes word that video bungling has brought a ...

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Senate approves absentee voting bill

The Virginia Senate today gave approval to an election proposal that had been quickly dismissed by a House subcommittee earlier in the session. Senate Bill 810 would allow qualified voters to vote absentee – without having to provide an excuse ...

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Herring wins recount, takes office

The House of Delegates today swore in Del. Charniele Herring after her recount victory was confirmed by a three-judge panel in Alexandria Circuit Court.  “We only wonder what took you so long,” quipped House Speaker William Howell as Herring was ...

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Regent moot team returns with honors

The strong appellate advocacy program at Regent’s law school has struck again, returning from a national competition with a second place trophy and a best oralist honor for one of its participants. Law students Lindsey Powdrell and Elizabeth Fabick carried ...

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Drumbl to lecture at Oxford

Washington & Lee law professor Mark Drumbl is scheduled to deliver the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Lecture at Oxford University Jan. 28. Drumbl will address the limitations of criminal law in the aftermath of atrocity in the lecture ...

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