So much for foreclosure reform. All that appears to be left of a slew of bills in the House and Senate is SB 837, which would create a civil cause of action against a person who knowingly uses a false ...Read More »
Legislation at the General Assembly would take away the newfound authority of Virginia courts to defer and dismiss criminal charges in any case, even when the evidence would support conviction. House Bill 2513 introduced by Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, ...Read More »
A Court of Appeals panel has overturned Warren County’s barking dog law as unconstitutional, but one judge argues for a more lenient approach to local noise ordinances. The Warren County noise ordinance was overly vague under the standard established in ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals has withdrawn an opinion reversing an adoption decision where the trial judge refused to postpone the hearing to allow the child’s mother to participate. The unpublished opinion is no longer available on the court’s website. The ...Read More »
Another federal judge ruled today that the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. And U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida went a step further than his counterpart in Virginia, ...
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A bill to bring Virginia commonwealth’s attorneys and their assistants under the pension plan for police officers has died in a House subcommittee. Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey Bryant requested House Bill 1594. While prosecutors don’t face the same risks ...Read More »