A Court of Appeals panel has overturned Warren County’s barking dog law as unconstitutional, but one judge argues for a more lenient approach to local noise ordinances. The Warren County noise ordinance was overly vague under the standard established in a 2009 Supreme Court of Virginia opinion overturning a Virginia Beach noise law, the three-judge [...]
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February 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments · dogs, Local government, Virginia Court of Appeals
October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Local government, Whistleblowers
Del. Bill Janis, R-Glen Allen, wants to undo a Virginia Supreme Court decision barring state and local government workers from some protections of the state whistleblower law. Janis has prefiled legislation for the 2011 General Assembly to provide relief for government employees who are fired or otherwise retaliated against for reporting wrongdoing. The bill comes [...]
June 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Local government
The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted a writ in a wrongful death drowning case where a judge held the claims against the city of Lexington fell short of gross negligence. The case arose from the 2006 drowning death of a 16-year-old boy below a dam on the Maury River in a city park. Circuit [...]