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Custody order for school enrollment vacated by justices (access required)

A Fairfax circuit judge lacked the authority to order the county school board to enroll children in a particular Fairfax school as part of a custody proceeding, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Sept. 28. After the enrollment order in ...

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Criminal – Confrontation Clause – Certificates Of Analysis – DNA Expert – iiiMelendez-Diaziii (access required)

In this rape and robbery case remanded from the U.S. Supreme Court in light of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, the Supreme Court of Virginia says the commonwealth’s failure to call as witnesses two forensic scientists who played preliminary roles in the ...

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Criminal – Confrontation Clause – Certificates Of Analysis – Cocaine – Melendez-Diaz (access required)

In two consolidated cocaine cases remanded from the U.S. Supreme Court in light of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, the Supreme Court of Virginia says admission into evidence of certificates of analysis pursuant to former Va. Code §§ 19.2-187 and 187.1 violated ...

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