Tag Archives: Justice Donald W. Lemons

McAuliffe promises swift action after felon-rights ruling (access required)

Vote Voting Booths FEA

After his blanket felon-rights res­toration order was struck down by the Supreme Court of Virginia July 22, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s adminis­tration said it would move quickly to ensure thousands of felons hop­ing to cast ballots in November’s election would be ...

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The Empty Chair (access required)

Empty Chair in an Interrogation Room

Despite a plea from trial lawyers for guidance on when a defendant can cast blame on outsiders in a tort case, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s latest ruling on the issue of superseding cause is unlikely to resolve the issue. ...

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McCullough takes seat on high court (access required)

McCullough FEA

Justice Stephen R. McCullough was invested as the 106th member of the Supreme Court of Virginia on May 23, at a ceremony featuring his family, his colleagues from the Court of Appeals and past co-workers at the Virginia Attorney General’s ...

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Judge needn’t recuse when courtroom regular appears in case (access required)


A judge need not automatically recuse himself when a lawyer who regularly appears before the court is a witness or a defendant in a case, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. The judge must “introspectively determine” her own impartiality ...

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A fine plan (access required)

Traffic Stop Police FEA

Virginia courts are under pres­sure to make sure traffic offend­ers have a realistic chance to pay off their court obligations without losing their driving privileges. The Supreme Court of Virginia is expected to consider a rule directing courts to provide ...

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Justices hear products liability appeal (access required)

Furnaces Water Heaters FEA

A group of former Virginia Tech students who were poisoned by carbon monoxide from an over­worked water heater could get a second chance to recover from the manufacturer of the heater. The Supreme Court of Virginia is consid­ering whether a ...

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