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Bill to expand death penalty dies in committee (access required)

A Republican-backed bill to expand the death penalty in Virginia died in a Senate committee Wednesday when a GOP senator abstained, citing a potential conflict of interests. The bill died on a 7-7 party-line vote in the Courts of Justice ...

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Effort to bar noncompetes falls short

A bill that would outlaw Virginia noncompete agreements is dead in the House of Delegates. House Bill 1187, introduced by Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, would have banned contracts restricting former employees from engaging in any lawful profession, trade or business. ...

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Twelve for ’12: A look at the stories we’ll be watching in the coming year (access required)

For our annual Trends issue this year, we have identified a dozen different issues or points of departure that we’ll be watching in the coming year. Twelve for ’12, we call it. Here’s the list: STRESS ON THE COURTS Read ...

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Va. bill to ban unauthorized GPS tracking advances (access required)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The problem encountered by Del. Joe May’s constituent seemed simple enough to solve. The citizen had taken his car in for service and was shocked when the mechanic found a GPS device attached to the undercarriage. ...

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Evidence bill clears another hurdle

After passing the full Senate Feb. 6, legislation to adopt Rules of Evidence for Virginia today moved from a subcommittee to the full House Courts of Justice committee. Some subcommittee members had doubts on Monday, and the subcommittee retooled the ...

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