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Virginia Fair Trial Project to close (access required)

The Virginia Fair Trial Project, the criminal defense coalition formed to level the criminal justice playing field, will close its doors at the end of the month. Jack Harris, executive director of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, said in September ...

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VSB to resume posting all discipline (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will resume posting all attorney disciplinary actions on its Web site. The postings will include those which may be appealed by the respondent lawyer. Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. told VSB President Manuel A. Capsalis ...

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Purse was not a ‘tool’ (access required)

A woman’s handbag may be part of an “outfit” in the fashion pages, but not in a court of law. The en banc Virginia Court of Appeals, in a three-way opinion in Edwards v. Commonwealth (VLW 009-7-070), rejected characterization of ...

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