Virginia

481 ABA Journal Virginia articles.

Defendant challenges ‘classic dragnet search’ for Google cellphone data within robbery radius
A bank robbery defendant who was arrested based on Google location data is seeking to suppress the evidence under a challenge to the broad warrant that authorized the disclosure.
What does Equal Rights Amendment ratification in Virginia mean for its chances?

The Equal Rights Amendment has been battling the numbers since 1979, at which time it fell three states short of becoming part of the Constitution. As of 2020, however, just one state was needed to meet a state count threshold to pass the ERA—that’s until Virginia made history on Wednesday, ratifying the amendment.

Afternoon Briefs: Michael Avenatti is accused of bail violations; Virginia is 38th state to ratify ERA

Michael Avenatti is arrested for alleged bail violations

The lawyer who once represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels has been arrested for alleged bail violations. The federal government contends that,…

Afternoon Briefs: Alex Kozinski returns as litigator; judge blocks firm’s defamation suit against ex-partner

Alex Kozinski returns to the 9th Circuit on the other side of the bench

After retiring in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, former Judge Alex Kozinski is returning…

Federal judge grants lawyer’s deadline extension so he can ‘stay up late watching baseball’ with his son
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has granted a lawyer’s request to push back a briefing deadline for two days, so he and his son could watch the Washington Nationals in the playoffs.
Afternoon Briefs: FBI probes slaying of US lawyer overseas; liberal group’s SCOTUS short list released

FBI to aid probe into slaying of US lawyer in Micronesia

The FBI is aiding the investigation into the Monday shooting death of U.S. lawyer Rachelle Bergeron, who was acting…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer convicted in conspiracy involving fake law firms; legal jobs fall

Lawyer convicted in conspiracy that involved creation of fake law firms

Virginia lawyer David H. Miller, 70, of Fairfax was convicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud and to…

‘Gate money’ for released prisoners is usually chump change

Some formerly incarcerated people say it’s often not enough to meet their basic needs

Habitual drunkard law is struck down by full appeals court in closely divided opinion

An en banc appeals court has struck down Virginia’s habitual drunkard law in a closely divided opinion.

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law is…

Man who sent lynching imagery to Muslim lawyer via Twitter faces up to 5 years in prison

A North Carolina man has been charged with issuing a threat via interstate commerce—and faces up to five years in prison—after sending an image of a man who had been…

4th Circuit allows trial judge to consider new evidence in challenge to census citizenship question
A federal appeals court is allowing a Maryland federal judge to consider new evidence of an alleged discriminatory motive in the Commerce Department’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
In unusual split, SCOTUS finds no standing in racial gerrymandering case
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Virginia’s House of Delegates did not have standing to represent the state’s interests in a racial redistricting case.
In states where inmates can vote, few exercise their right to cast ballots
When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote.
Federal judge dismisses charges against 3 white supremacists

A federal judge last week dismissed charges against three members of a white supremacist gang indicted for their roles in violent rallies across California in 2017, saying the federal statute used to prosecute them was unconstitutional.
Lawyer faces contempt charges for alleged failure to show up for client hearings

A DUI lawyer in Virginia says he plans to reduce his caseload after he was accused of contempt of court for missing client hearings and failing to produce a client’s…

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