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Court clears the way for deferred judgment (access required)

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. ...

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All incumbent judges certified (access required)

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 ...

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Albo: Race for high court is wide open (access required)

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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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Anonymous Tip – Outstanding Warrants (access required)

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 ...

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Criminal – Sexually Violent Predator – Civil Commitment – Mental Health Expert (access required)

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 ...

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10 seek seat on high court (access required)

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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