When the 2016 General Assembly convenes tomorrow in Richmond, its agenda will include the election of a justice to the Supreme Court of Virginia. When it tackles that task, the Assembly should elect Justice Jane Marum Roush to a full ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has sidestepped a chance to improve the quality of criminal justice in the commonwealth. Last month, the court declined to adopt the recommendations by a special committee the court appointed to study improvements to the ...Read More »
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence put the Hoosier state in a world of hurt last month when he signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” The reason: This law puts a world of hurt on anyone who is lesbian or gay, or ...Read More »
The Rolling Stone article, “A Rape on Campus,” details a harrowing story of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity party. Published last month, the article is an indictment of U.Va. and its party culture. The center of the ...Read More »
Six years ago, then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Leroy Hassell Sr. prompted a separation-of-powers rhubarb with the General Assembly over judicial performance evaluations. Judicial performance evaluations, or JPEs, are the equivalent of a report card or a job review for judges. ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection June 2 of New York Times reporter James Risen’s appeal leaves him in the unenviable position of revealing confidential sources…or potentially going to jail. Risen wrote a book in 2006, “State of War,” about the ...Read More »
Later this month the Virginia State Bar Council almost certainly will vote to give the VSB’s Diversity Conference a seat on its governing body, the Executive Committee. The DC took care of some housekeeping amendments requested at the February meeting, ...
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