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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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Court launches website for pro se litigants

People who go it alone in the court system can get a little extra help from the internet, thanks to a new website launched by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help Website, http://selfhelp.vacourts.gov/, reportedly provides ...

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‘Family Medical Emergency’ Trial Delay OK’d (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia affirms a Court of Appeals decision holding that defen­dant cannot overturn his conviction of taking indecent liberties with a child with claims of statutory and constitutional speedy trial vi­olations; the record showed that defendant delayed ...

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