ROANOKE – The head of Virginia’s court system is raising the volume on her call for more money from the state government. “The time has arrived to fund and fill all vacant judgeships,” proclaimed Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia ...Read More »
ABINGDON – If the Supreme Court of Virginia denies your client’s petition for appeal, take a serious look at a second try, members of the high court said at an April 26 “town hall meeting” on appellate practice. Chief Justice ...Read More »
After years of delay and planning, a Virginia Supreme Court-designed electronic filing system is finally rolling out this month, as other courts cautiously dip toes in the water by using private vendors to provide the interface between the courthouse and ...
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A petition for a writ of habeas corpus and a direct appeal of larceny convictions can proceed simultaneously in the Supreme Court of Virginia, and that court dismisses this petition alleging ineffective assistance of counsel as petitioner has not shown ...Read More »
As the General Assembly worked to fill vacant judgeships on April 3, Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser reflected on her own election to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Kinser joined the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association to celebrate the bar ...Read More »
Two bars that operated in Norfolk’s Waterside Festival Marketplace lose their challenge to the city council’s revocation of a blanket special exception and denial of their individual applications to continue their operations; the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms judgment for ...Read More »
A woman may petition for expungement of a marijuana possession charge because that charge was “otherwise dismissed” under Va. Code § 19.2-392.2(A)(2) when the commonwealth amended the charge to reckless driving, and the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the circuit ...Read More »
Because a plaintiff who was diagnosed in 1988 with asbestosis and filed a personal injury suit in 1990, that was voluntarily dismissed in 2010, his widow is barred from filing a 2010 wrongful death suit based on his 2008 diagnosis ...Read More »
Lawyer-blogger Horace Hunter faced the Supreme Court of Virginia Jan. 8 in the appeal of his disciplinary case, and he said anything he wrote about his clients’ cases is absolutely protected by the First Amendment. First Amendment scholar Rodney Smolla ...Read More »
Call it a finger on the scale of justice. The law sometimes gives an advantage to one side in a lawsuit, allowing a legal “presumption” about some key fact in the case. Presumptions can be overcome, but how much weight ...
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