The Supreme Court of Virginia appeared to clear the way Thursday for judges to defer judgment in criminal cases and enter a finding of not guilty even when they find the law and facts sufficient for a finding of guilt. ...Read More »
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The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees certified 58 incumbent judges yesterday as qualified for reappointment. The list includes Virginia Court of Appeals judges D. Arthur Kelsey and Elizabeth A. McClanahan, both candidates for the Supreme Court vacancy that ...Read More »
Candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy can begin politicking in earnest now that bar groups have evaluated them and the legislative session is about to begin, according to Del. David B. Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House of ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia affirms defendant’s conviction on cocaine and marijuana charges, based on evidence discovered pursuant to a traffic stop police made after they got an anonymous tip that a black male, about 5’7” to 5’9”, with outstanding ...Read More »
A respondent subject to civil commitment as a sexually violent predator could change his decision to cooperate with a mental health assessment, a choice he made earlier without benefit of counsel, so that he could present expert evidence at the ...Read More »
Although the commonwealth could not convict a woman of possession of drugs found in a wardrobe in her home’s master bedroom, which would have required proof that she knew about the drugs, she nevertheless could be convicted of three counts ...Read More »
Ten candidates, including four members of the Virginia Court of Appeals, have told the Virginia State Bar they are interested in filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence ...
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In this appeal by defendant of his four murder convictions and death sentences, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds that the imposition of two death sentences upon defendant for the convictions under Va. Code §§ 18.2-31(7) and -31(8) violated the ...Read More »
Plaintiff Episcopal parishes in Northern Virginia, part of the Diocese of Virginia, that have voted to separate from the Episcopal Church, do not qualify for relief under Va. Code § 57-9(A), and may not petition the circuit court to affirm ...Read More »
When is a cemetery not a cemetery? When no human corpse is buried there, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. Kathryn Shilling saw sacred ground when she looked at a hilltop plot in Rockingham County where she buried her mother’s ...Read More »