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Judge balks at prosecutor’s marijuana policy (access required)

Arlington County is the latest battleground over the power of judges to veto a prosecutor’s decision to drop most marijuana possession charges. An Arlington County circuit judge has rejected the notion that a prosecutor has discretion to dismiss all simple possession of marijuana charges without specific explanations. A 10-page opinion from Judge Daniel S. Fiore II ...