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Collaboration urged on campus crime

Greater collaboration between campus and local police departments is needed when investigating major crimes at Virginia colleges, a Virginia State Crime Commission panel concluded. At a meeting earlier today, the commission agreed to explore possible legislation that would mandate “mutual ...

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Traffic-fine fight pits state against localities (access required)

Complaints about “speed traps” may prompt the Virginia General Assembly to recalibrate how the state and various localities divide the money that goes with the traffic fines. Under longstanding practice, Virginia’s local governments have passed their own traffic laws, which ...

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Kinser: Don’t tinker with Rules of Evidence (access required)

ROANOKE–Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser urged the General Assembly to vote thumbs-up or down on the court’s newly endorsed Rules of Evidence without any tweaking of individual rules. The court presented the rules to the Virginia Code ...

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Virginia high court resurrects Rules of Evidence (access required)

Virginia’s code of evidence emerged from the shadows and came blinking into the sunlight yesterday. The Supreme Court of Virginia has approved “Virginia Rules of Evidence,” clearing the way for enactment of a state code of evidence during the 2012 ...

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Judicial study group: Use chief judges to balance regional caseloads (access required)

Virginia’s existing court districts and circuits are so intertwined with other government services that they should not be changed, at least for now. That’s the conclusion of a court-appointed study panel after a fast but intense study of Virginia’s judicial ...

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Payee notification up for discussion again (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has asked the Virginia State Bar once again to look at payee notification. Past proposals, seeking to protect clients from potentially larcenous lawyers, would have required insurance companies to give notice to litigants expecting ...

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McClanahan, Powell elected to Supreme Court

The General Assembly elected Virginia Court of Appeals Judges Elizabeth A. McClanahan and Cleo E. Powell to the Supreme Court of Virginia last Friday. The legislature then filled the court of appeals vacancies by electing Glen A. Huff, a former ...

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