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‘Best Evidence’ Rule Applies to Text Message (access required)

In a first-impression ruling, the Court of Appeals says a text message is a “writing” under Virginia’s “best evidence” rule, but a trial court did not err in admitting an informant’s testimony about his text messages with defendant, as the informant testified he could not produce the original messages because he no longer had the ...

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