Legal aid lawyers are hoping to boost participation in a Fairfax County program to provide legal help for people seeking court protection from abusive domestic situations. Advocates also want to foster similar programs in Alexandria and other Virginia communities. Legal ...Read More »
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has filed the commonwealth’s response to a request for additional briefing in Virginia’s two legal challenges to the individual insurance mandate in the federal healthcare legislation. Last week the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia’s Advisory Committee on Rules of Court is seeking comment on a proposed Part 9 of the rules that would establish procedures for involuntary commitment proceedings. The committee also wants comment on civil procedure recommendations from ...Read More »
An Alexandria federal judge ruled yesterday that the ban on direct political contributions by corporations to federal candidates is unconstitutional. Senior Judge James C. Cacheris said the logic in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year in Citizens United v. ...Read More »
A type of plea agreement familiar to Virginia federal prosecutors is unethical, according to a draft legal ethics opinion from the Virginia State Bar’s Committee on Legal Ethics. The plea agreement at issue requires a criminal defendant to give up ...Read More »
Lurking among Monday’s unpublished opinions of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a cautionary tale for appellate lawyers who like to play it close to the deadline with their court filings. A lawyer tried to explain his one-day-overdue ...Read More »
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered supplemental briefing in the two pending cases that challenge the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The appellate court has asked parties in both cases to address questions about a “tax” ...
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