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Court Has ‘Inherent Authority’ to Defer Judgment (access required)

Despite entering defendant’s guilty plea on drug charges after finding “overwhelming” evidence against him, the trial court nevertheless had inherent authority to withhold a finding of guilt, and the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the contrary decision of the Court ...

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Justices take dim view of recess appointments (access required)


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has cast serious doubt on President Barack Obama’s constitutional authority to install three members on the National Labor Relations Board without Senate approval in 2012. During an extended oral argument in NLRB v. Noel ...

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Sanctions reversed for ‘oral motion’ (access required)

Two Richmond lawyers cannot be sanctioned for their argument in support of a divorce client ordered to pay her husband’s attorney’s fees. The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed sanctions ordered by Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. Spencer against Michael Shebelskie ...

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