Last night in Richmond, Virginia Lawyers Weekly paid tribute to the 2007 class of “Leaders in the Law.” This year’s honorees are: • Richard J. Bonnie, the University of Virginia law professor who has served as chairman of the Supreme ...Read More »
A civil challenge to Virginia’s abusive driving fees remains alive in Roanoke County Circuit Court. Judge James R. Swanson ruled Wednesday that the doctrine of sovereign immunity does not bar a request for a declaratory judgment on the constitutionality of ...
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Memo to all the members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords: Don’t die on the job. You’ll be breaking the law. That’s right. It is illegal to die within the Houses of Parliament. And that statute ...Read More »
From yesterday’s election results… Two longtime commonwealth’s attorneys, one in Caroline County and the other in Albemarle, were defeated by opponents calling for change. In Caroline, Harvey Latney Jr. has been the top prosecutor for 30 years. But newcomer Tony ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed six decisions of the Virginia Court of Appeals today on issues ranging from restitution to the use of a penile plethysmograph test in a sentencing. A penile plethysmograph attempts to measure the degree of ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has removed J&DR Judge James Michael Shull of the 30th District from office. He is only the second judge to lose his job this way since the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission was started in ...Read More »
A two-person law office can create a false sense of security, especially if the second person is a long-term employee with a reputation for competence and integrity. Harvey Latney Jr., the part-time commonwealth’s attorney in Caroline County who maintains a ...Read More »
This morning, the en banc 4th Circuit heard reargument in al-Marri v. Pucciarelli, the much-watched case that could set limits on presidential power to seize and hold civilians in the name of prosecuting the war on terrorism. On June 11, ...
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