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An ‘unzip’ drive: Defense bar pushing new rules for broader access to prosecutors’ files (access required)

Weary of case-by-case skirmishing over discovery, the criminal defense bar has seized the initiative to push for broad change to the rules governing access to prosecutors’ files. Defense lawyers are one step closer to winning wider access to police reports ...

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Reforms of ‘actual innocence’ process advancing in Assembly (access required)

Virginia’s “relief valve” for the wrongly convicted could be opened a notch or two with changes now moving through the General Assembly. Supporters – led by Virginia’s attorney general – say reforms to the state’s “actual innocence” process could make ...

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Wolfe’s lawyers seek to bar retrial of case (access required)

McLEAN (AP) A former death row inmate in Virginia whose conviction was overturned on accusations of misconduct by prosecutors is petitioning a judge for his immediate release. Lawyers for Justin Wolfe filed the motion Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court ...

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Va. justices to consider AG’s quest for records

(AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for documents related to a former University of Virginia climate-change researcher’s work. The hearing is set for Thursday. Cuccinelli is seeking emails and ...

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