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Assembly backs jury sentencing reform bill (access required)

A momentous change in Virginia criminal procedure almost went unnoticed at first. An end to jury sentencing for criminal defendants won final approval from the House of Delegates on a Friday evening as the General Assembly brought its pandemic-driven special session to a close. The bill is “the most important criminal justice reform Virginia has ever seen,” ...