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Commonwealth Established Intent for Indecent Liberties (access required)

Regardless of whether a particular photograph displayed “sexual parts,” a teacher who engaged in a series of provocative texts with an 11-year-old student was properly convicted under Code § 18.2-374.3(B) of using a cell phone for “purposes of procuring or ...

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Motion to Strike Sentence Recommendation Denied (access required)

A Fairfax County circuit judge denies a motion to strike a jail sentence recommendation in a sex offender’s presentence report despite the fact that sentencing guidelines recommend probation. The defendant presents a challenge to the generalized authority of probation officers ...

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Virginia Bound by Maryland Immunity Agreement (access required)

A Bedford County circuit judge will suppress or exclude statements made by a felony murder defendant subject to terms of an immunity agreement with prosecutors in Montgomery County, Maryland. The court first addressed whether the commonwealth is contractually obligated by ...

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Sub Wins $6M in Army Shelter Contract Dispute (access required)

In this government procurement case arising out of a subcontract for defendant to provide materials for onsite assembly of “Kuwait Energy Efficient Project” shelters under plaintiff’s prime contract with the U.S. Army, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiff contractor ...

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Contractor Can’t Challenge Space Program (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff contractor’s suit seeking to enjoin the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s program for Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites Program, which plaintiff says violates multiple provisions of the 2010 National Space Policy and therefore ...

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