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Agency May Regulate Restaurant Floating Platform (access required)

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is empowered to regulate the expansion of the Chincoteague Inn’s restaurant operations onto a floating platform secured alongside its building and situated partially over state-owned subaqueous bottomland; the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the contrary ...

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Jury Query Claim Saved, Mistrial Claim Defaulted (access required)

In these consolidated cases, the Virginia Supreme Court says the statutory exception to the contemporaneous objection rule applies to allow appeal of a trial judge’s decision to respond to questions from the jury during deliberation on criminal charges without notifying ...

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Court considers ‘good cause’ for courtroom cameras (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court offered “mere speculation” to justify its decision to bar cameras from the courtroom when it sentenced George Huguely V to 23 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend, Charlottesville lawyer Gregory S. Duncan told the ...

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No Standing for Neighbors & Activists Against Gravel Mine (access required)

An environmental group and owners of neighboring property do not have standing to challenge the Caroline County Board of Supervisors’ issuance of a special exception permit to allow a sand and gravel mining operation on a 514-acre tract bordering the ...

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