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High court refines test for successive prosecution law (access required)

After accepting two criminal appeals in order to clarify the test for applying a statutory bar to successive prosecution, the Supreme Court of Virginia split on both the proper test and the way the majority applied its test. The result is that two defendants convicted of illicit firearm possession had their convictions affirmed, even though they ...