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Judicial discretion and deviations (access required)

Preliminary data released last month by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission indicates the Virginia Circuit Court judges are taking the legislature at its word. Consideration, not application, of the guidelines is mandatory. Judges are finding opportunities to impose sentences both ...

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News in Brief for 10/2/95 (access required)

Double jeopardy issue reaches appeals court The constitutionality of Virginia’s driver’s license-suspension statute reached the Court of Appeals Sept. 21. In the first challenge to the new law to reach the appellate court, attorneys argued whether the suspension of a ...

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SCC letter shocks real estate industry (access required)

Title companies were hit by a bolt of lightning earlier this month when the State Corporation Commission issued an administrative letter that declares a common insurance practice illegal. Commissioner of Insurance Stephen T. Foster announced that title underwriters are “monoline ...

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