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Seizure OK After Defendant Walked Back to Talk with Police (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejected the commonwealth’s appeal of the trial court’s suppression of marijuana discovered after defendant was stopped by a police officer working private security who observed defendant wearing a backpack in an area of reported thefts. Defendant ...

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Packing heat in the house of God

“Personal safety” is a sufficient reason for carrying a gun to church, according to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. While a long standing Virginia law makes it a misdemeanor to bring a gun to a “place of worship” during a ...

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Even more Supreme Court candidates (access required)

Two 27th Circuit judges have made a late entry into the competition for a seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia just as more statewide bar groups are sending their evaluations of a second round of candidates to legislators. Judges ...

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