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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violation issued to a woman who cared for feral cats near her home, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in an Aug. 23 unpublished order in Mills v. Board of ...

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