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Court revives excessive force lawsuit (access required)

The Supreme Court has reinstated a $25-million lawsuit against jail officials over brain injuries suffered by a prisoner assaulted at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center (left). Kenneth Wagner claims he was beaten by jailers in 2006 and hospitalized ...

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Court considers ‘good cause’ for courtroom cameras (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court offered “mere speculation” to justify its decision to bar cameras from the courtroom when it sentenced George Huguely V to 23 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend, Charlottesville lawyer Gregory S. Duncan told the ...

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Court to hear tunnel tolls arguments (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has allotted an hour next month for lawyers to argue over whether a proposed public-private tunnel project would impose unconstitutional taxes or valid user fees. The $2.1-billion Midtown Tunnel project in Hampton Roads was blocked ...

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High court dodges cat fight (access required)

Henrico County zoning officials may not enforce a notice of violation issued to a woman who cared for feral cats near her home, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in an Aug. 23 unpublished order in Mills v. Board of ...

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SCV is on the road again (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia’s justices will be on the road this month, looking to add cases to their docket for upcoming court sessions that start again Sept. 9. Writ panels convene in Richmond Aug. 28 to hear 32 petitions ...

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