The chairman of the Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee has been held in civil contempt of court by a Danville federal judge. Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, D-Richmond, was cited for two violations of a scheduling order in a ...Read More »
Del. William Cleaveland, R-Botetourt County, today announced he will step aside after one term in the House of Delegates, citing family concerns and his private law practice. Cleaveland’s announcement was met with disappointment from fellow lawyers and legislators at a ...
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In a drug case tried in Albemarle County last month, it took nearly five hours to seat the jury. The charge was simple possession of marijuana, and the amount was less than five ounces. Why did it take so long? ...Read More »
ROANOKE—The Supreme Court of Virginia expects to have plenty of data to back up its proposal for realignment of judicial boundaries when it hands the plan to the General Assembly in November. Legislators proposed a judicial realignment plan in the ...Read More »
ROANOKE—It’s a roadside scene repeated every day. A police officer pulls over a car; the irritated driver hands over the license and registration. The traffic stop may be a costly annoyance for most drivers, but it is a situation charged ...
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ROANOKE—Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has sounded a note of polite resistance to General Assembly efforts to expand the legislature’s control of the state’s courts. In her inaugural State of the Judiciary address at the Virginia Judicial Conference in ...Read More »