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Assembly Update for Jan. 15, 1996 (access required)

Beyer can break Senate ties, U.Va. law prof says While the Senate struggled last week to figure out how to divide power between 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats, the Democrats’ potential trump card gained a little extra leverage, thanks to ...

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News in Brief for Jan. 15, 1996 (access required)

Rule would require arrests in domestic violence Police officers in Virginia will be required to arrest the primary aggressor in domestic violence cases if legislation endorsed by a state group becomes law. The Commission on Family Violence Prevention recommended the ...

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Tip: Lemon Law (access required)

Lawyer’s claim stalls out because he kept using car As a consumer races to court with a lemon-law claim, must he or she stop using the car in dispute? Under Virginia’s lemon-law statute, the answer is “No.” But a consumer ...

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Selective prosecution defense bats .500 (access required)

Criminal-defense attorneys have begun trying a new argument, selective prosecution, as a potential defense in drug cases in the Eastern District. In the cases, defense attorneys claim that prosecutors are seeking indictments against blacks while not pursuing white suspects who ...

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New ED Va. Rules put off until Feb. 1 (access required)

The federal judges of the Eastern District of Virginia have delayed implementation of the new Local Rules until Feb. 1. The rules had been scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, but printing delays hampered their publication, said U.S. District ...

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