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Conviction reversed for Brady violation

In a victory for defense attorneys fighting discovery battles with prosecutors, the Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a sharply split Court of Appeals, expanding the scope of material that the government must turn over to defendants in criminal cases. ...

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Conviction reversed for Brady violation

In a victory for defense attorneys fighting discovery battles with prosecutors, the Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a sharply split Court of Appeals, expanding the scope of material that the government must turn over to defendants in criminal cases. ...

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AG to investigate school board election

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has appointed a panel to investigate a disputed school board election in Caroline County where the apparent winner is the secretary of the local Electoral Board. Other candidates in the special election for a school board ...

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AG to investigate school board election

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has appointed a panel to investigate a disputed school board election in Caroline County where the apparent winner is the secretary of the local Electoral Board. Other candidates in the special election for a school board ...

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Judges’ chambers threatened by renovation plan

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, reports no movement in his effort to derail a $51-million renovation project at the federal building in Roanoke, headquarters of the Western District federal courts. Goodlatte, who has criticized the project as wasteful and ill-planned, told ...

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Judges’ chambers threatened by renovation plan

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, reports no movement in his effort to derail a $51-million renovation project at the federal building in Roanoke, headquarters of the Western District federal courts. Goodlatte, who has criticized the project as wasteful and ill-planned, told ...

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‘Sleep-driving’ remains a difficult defense

Another attempt at the “Ambien zombie” defense has come to naught at the Virginia Court of Appeals. As we noted last month, some sleep-inducing drugs such as Ambien apparently can cause users to take to the streets while still in ...

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Habeeb to run for Griffith’s seat

Republicans have wasted little time throwing hats into rings after GOP state legislators were elected to Congress last week. Roanoke lawyer Greg Habeeb announces today he will run for the House of Delegates seat to be vacated by Rep.-elect Morgan ...

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