WASHINGTON (AP) The overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama’s two election victories. It’s no accident that Virginia has become a ...Read More »
As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the bounds of police cellphone searches, a group of Virginia legislators is focused on police surveillance of license plate numbers. The newly formed Personal Privacy Protection Caucus at the General Assembly grew out of ...Read More »
A Charlottesville Circuit judge has refused to apply enhanced penalties to a defendant who allegedly punched an officer, because the Albemarle County officer was acting outside his jurisdiction. Defendant Josue Salinas Valdez allegedly attacked two police officers who appeared at ...Read More »
Finding that a Stafford attorney failed to provide reasonably competent representation to a 15-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to rape and burglary, a circuit judge has vacated the convictions. The effort to clear the name of Edgar Coker, now 22, ...Read More »
A law school graduate’s civil rights claims against a prosecutor and a police officer arising from an attempted murder charge have foundered in federal court. The former law student, Peter S. Willis of Fredericksburg, spent a year in jail before ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual survey of million-dollar settlements in this issue. The 2013 list highlights the settlements of $1 million or more submitted to our editors over the past year. This year’s survey features 51 cases, one less ...
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