The widespread use of the Internet has taken a lot of the guesswork out of jury selection, some lawyers are finding. Web users, especially those involved with social networking sites, are revealing much more of their personal information, often unknowingly. ...Read More »
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Looking up court information online remains a hit or miss proposition in Virginia state courts. Virginia Beach Circuit Court now has its own online system, although its older records remain on the Supreme Court of Virginia’s system. Buckingham County dropped ...Read More »
By Peter Vieth A developer who proposed to build a Walmart store in Abingdon, only to have the town impose restrictions on such “big box” projects, apparently will not challenge an August circuit court ruling in favor of the town. ...Read More »
Localities around Virginia are working to revise noise ordinances in the wake of the decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia that a Virginia Beach noise ordinance based on a “reasonable person” standard is unconstitutionally vague. The Virginia Beach law ...
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Scores of Virginia courthouses have been studied for security risks in the past several years as part of a program initiated by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Reports on the findings of assessment teams are confidential, but lawyers and the ...Read More »
There is change in the wind for lawyers who practice in federal court in the western part of the commonwealth. Judges of the Western District have published for comment a set of proposed local rules that include some unfamiliar language ...Read More »