Three bills backed by the Virginia Family Law Coalition, including one that would overturn a Supreme Court decision from last April, are working their way through the General Assembly with little opposition. The Supreme Court opinion, Gilliam v. McGrady (VLW ...Read More »
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A Senate Courts of Justice subcommittee has killed the legislative effort to reverse the Supreme Court of Virginia’s recent decision that state judges have the authority to defer judgment and later dismiss charges. Prosecutors and representatives of law enforcement groups ...Read More »
The House of Delegates has advanced a slate of anti-illegal immigrant bills, including one that would require Virginia’s public colleges to bar undocumented students from enrolling and another that would deny public benefits to people in the country illegally. The ...Read More »
A bill sailing through the General Assembly would expand the attorney general’s power to investigate nursing home abuse and neglect, even in cases where the patient does not receive government assistance. Currently under Virginia law, state investigators can subpoena only ...Read More »
Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, appears to be looking out for a constituent and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is helping him out. Janis asked Cuccinelli for an official opinion on whether credit card agreements governed by Virginia law are written contracts ...
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A legislative session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia split – literally – over the court’s recent decision in Hernandez v. Commonwealth. That case held that judges can defer entering judgment in criminal cases ...
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Come, let us reason together. It’s time for the “reconciliation” process. The Senate Finance and House Appropriations committees have some serious reconciling to do on the freeze on filling judicial vacancies. The Senate committee would melt the freeze by appropriating ...Read More »
A bill that attempts to take away the inherent authority the Supreme Court of Virginia says state judges have to defer and dismiss criminal charges cleared the House of Delegates today on a 76-22 vote. House Bill 2513, patroned by ...Read More »