A Northern Virginia law firm is asking the Supreme Court of Virginia to order the clerk of the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court to process a backlog of fee vouchers for court appointed lawyers. Mike Arif and Matt ...Read More »
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Convicted DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad will be put to death on Nov. 10 under a ruling today by Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O’Brien. As reported by The Washington Post , the commonwealth had asked for a ...Read More »
In a federal plea deal, a former SunTrust Bank executive admitted forging signatures to issue checks to himself. Douglas Calvin Powell Jr., a former assistant vice president at SunTrust, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud in U.S. District ...Read More »
President Obama Monday nominated Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan to a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Keenan, who has served on Virginia’s high court since 1991, became the state’s first female judge when she ...Read More »
At least three justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia appeared skeptical today that two attorneys had demonstrated an intent to obstruct or interrupt justice when they directed their clients not to appear for trial of a misdemeanor appeal after ...
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Reviewing years of debate over whether various guns can be considered “firearms” when used in felonies, a divided Virginia Court of Appeals panel this week determined that a “John Wayne replica” gun was close enough when it contained all the ...Read More »