Legislation to adopt Rules of Evidence for Virginia passed the full Senate yesterday, but stalled in a House subcommittee, whose members retooled the measure to firm up legislative control of the process for changing the rules over time. The Virginia ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section presented its 2012 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award last week to Alexandria Public Defender Melinda Douglas. The award was presented on Feb. 3 during the section’s 42nd Annual Criminal Law Seminar in Williamsburg. ...Read More »
The House Courts of Justice committee on Friday voted 11-to-4 to report legislation designed to eliminate judges’ discretion to delay findings of guilt in many criminal cases. House Bill 750, sponsored by Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, would bar deferred disposition ...Read More »
A Roanoke federal judge has ordered the Pittsylvania County supervisors to halt the routine use of Christian prayers to open their meetings. U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski held Friday that none of the arguments in favor of the county ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar’s deadline for candidates to request an interview for possible endorsement is tomorrow. There are two new names to add to the list of interested individuals: * Patricia Palmer Nagel, a solo practitioner in Williamsburg. * Montgomery ...
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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli apparently hopes to reassure doubters that a state constitutional amendment to rein in eminent domain powers will not turn into a drain on local taxpayers. A just released official opinion from the AG suggests localities ...Read More »