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Ad damnum, DUI cases decided by order

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued two unpublished orders today, one reaffirming the rule that you can’t get more than you sue for and the second holding that the fourth-offense drunken driving statute permits both a prison term and a ...

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Bills would curtail authority of high court, chief  (access required)

Proposed legislation would eliminate the Virginia court system’s two top policy-making bodies, limit the authority of the executive secretary of the Supreme Court and do away with much of the Supreme Court’s authority to appoint substitute judges and supervise multi-jurisdiction ...

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Criminal – Burglary – Conspiracy – Plan To Avenge Insult (access required)

A defendant who accompanied a woman back to another man’s apartment, at her direction, to “discuss” his calling the woman a “bitch” during an argument, can be convicted of conspiracy and other crimes related to his entry into the apartment ...

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Criminal – Appeals – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

The Court of Appeals erred in reviewing defendant’s challenge as to whether there was “implied consent” for a police officer’s presence in his backyard, as this claim was procedurally defaulted, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. Defendant was convicted of ...

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