The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has turned back the habeas bid of former Carolina Panther wide receiver Rae Carruth who is serving time for orchestrating the 1999 murder of his girlfriend. Carruth argued his conviction was tainted by ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts was one of the bigger criminal cases of the previous decade in establishing that laboratory experts generally must testify in person rather than by affidavit. But what happened to Luis Melendez-Diaz, ...Read More »
Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, appears to be looking out for a constituent and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is helping him out. Janis asked Cuccinelli for an official opinion on whether credit card agreements governed by Virginia law are written contracts ...
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A bill that attempts to take away the inherent authority the Supreme Court of Virginia says state judges have to defer and dismiss criminal charges cleared the House of Delegates today on a 76-22 vote. House Bill 2513, patroned by ...Read More »
The effort to require recordation of mortgage assignments in court records is finally dead. Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, managed to resurrect his proposal, Senate Bill 838, that would have required the recordation of mortgage assignments in court records yesterday. The ...Read More »