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Oh, yes, he’s the Great…

Supreme Court Justice Bill Mims celebrated exactly one year on the job last Friday with a talk to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association entitled, “Reflections from the End of the Bench: Musings of a Rookie Justice.” Mims will graduate to ...

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Sua Sponte Continuance Did Not Toll Speedy Trial Statute (access required)

The tolling provisions of Virginia’s speedy trial statute, Va. Code 19.2-243, did not apply to a trial court order entered sua sponte continuing defendant’s trial date, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. Defendant argues that because no express language in ...

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No Fourth Amendment Violation from Affidavit, Search Delay (access required)

An affidavit prepared by an experienced narcotics detective with information from observations and a reliable informant, who heard the place referred to as a “Dope House,” supported issuance of a warrant, and the 13-day delay in execution of the warrant ...

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