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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Mandatory Sentence – Constitutional (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejects defendant’s contention that a statute that imposes a mandatory five-year sentence for weapons possession violates the Virginia Constitution’s doctrine of separation of powers. Challenging the constitutionality of the statute, defendant argues Code § 18.2-308.2 violates ...

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Thieves buy pot with Saslaw credit card

At least two Northern Virginia legislators have been ripped off by identity thieves in California who used the name of longtime state Sen. Dick Saslaw to buy “medical” marijuana, according to news accounts. A Washington Post blog reports the culprits ...

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