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Commission is not ready to soften ‘sexting’ penalties (access required)

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The Virginia State Crime Commission has decided against offering legislation to the 2015 General Assembly to soften criminal penalties in teenage sexting cases. The commission studied sexting – using a cell phone to take and send sexually suggestive photos – ...

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Assembly gets judges’ sentencing numbers (access required)

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When legislators meet Friday, Dec. 12, to interview judges seeking re-election, expect to hear about numbers. The circuit  judges’ compliance rates with Virginia’s voluntary sentencing guidelines, to be exact. Members of the Courts of Justice committees of the Senate and ...

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GOP senators balk at short list of judge candidates (access required)

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Offered a preordained slate of judges for vacancies on Virginia’s appellate courts, Republican senators Monday objected to a lack of choices and refused to elect any candidates to the high courts. Some senators were disappointed that only five candidates for ...

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Bar groups, legislators clash over judge choices (access required)

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As Virginia legislators considered candidates for newly funded judgeships, some Assembly members openly rejected advice from local lawyers and bar groups about their choices. Controversy over judicial selection emerged in both Chesterfield County and Danville as members of the General ...

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