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E-filing market open with new app (access required)

VA Supreme court

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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Expungement OK for Marijuana Charge Amended to ‘Reckless’ (access required)

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 ...

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Supreme Court hears lawyer-blogger’s appeal (access required)

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 ...

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Getting to the jury on ‘capacity’ for will (access required)

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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