The discussion today at two legislative committees illustrated the difficulty in tackling a tough issue in a short period of time even when there’s general agreement on the response to the problem. The problem is the U.S. Supreme Court ruling ...Read More »
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Tony Richardson, the former police chief of Damascus, was in court yesterday for sentencing. Richardson previously had pleaded guilty to eight drug-dealing charges and one weapons charge. His lawyer, Anthony Anderson, told Washington County Circuit Judge Birg Sergent that Richardson did it ...
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An allegation of an ethical violation by the director of the capital litigation unit for the Virginia attorney general’s office has been dismissed at the request of the lawyer appointed to prosecute the case. The charge against Katherine Baldwin Burnett ...Read More »
The criminal law subcommittee of the House Courts of Justice Committee will meet Aug. 7 to discuss legislation that will be considered at the Aug. 19 special session of the General Assembly to address Melendez-Diaz v. Massachuetts. That case, decided ...Read More »
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine this morning called a special session of the legislature for Aug. 19 to address the problems created by Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. Mark Rubin, counsel to the governor, said, “A legislative fix doesn’t cure the problem, but ...Read More »