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Learning about the Stored Communications Act
Recently, I was studying on search warrants under the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. 2701, et seq. It is an interesting area of the law for many reasons. The Act, adopted in 1986,  includes some ideas that seem pretty strange now. In section 2703(a), ...
Recently, I was studying on search warrants under the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. 2701, et seq. It is an interesting area of the law for many reasons. The Act, adopted in 1986, includes some ideas that seem pretty s...
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Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"
In Eramo v. Rolling Stone LLC , Judge Conrad of the W.D. Va. granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff's request for discovery from the anonymous "Jackie," who was the subject of the withdrawn Rolling Stone article about a sexual assault that never o...
In Eramo v. Rolling Stone LLC, Judge Conrad of the W.D. Va. granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff's request for discovery from the anonymous "Jackie," who was the subject of the withdrawn Rolling Stone article abou...
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On the Supreme Court challenge to the Google copying project
JURIST's Paper Chase has this post with links to the petition to the United States Supreme Court challenging the Second Circuit's decision regarding the legality of Google's book-copying project.
JURIST's Paper Chase has this post with links to the petition to the United States Supreme Court challenging the Second Circuit's decision regarding the legality of Google's book-copying project.
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The best evidence rule in Virginia
In Jennings v. Com. , the Virginia Court of Appeals in a written opinion by Judge AtLee, joined by Chief Judge Huff and Judge Decker, reversed the convictions of a man accused of shoplifting, where the only testimony regarding the value of the property was ...
In Jennings v. Com., the Virginia Court of Appeals in a written opinion by Judge AtLee, joined by Chief Judge Huff and Judge Decker, reversed the convictions of a man accused of shoplifting, where the only testimony regarding...
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The new venue statute
In 2015, the General Assembly amended Va. Code 19.2-244 , to add a new paragraph B, which provides: B. If an offense has been committed within the
Commonwealth and it cannot readily be determined within which county or
city the offense was committed, venu...
In 2015, the General Assembly amended Va. Code 19.2-244, to add a new paragraph B, which provides: B. If an offense has been committed within the Commonwealth and it cannot readily be determined within which county or city th...
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On the federal judiciary
Back in the spring, I did a presentation to a high school class, and while I was there I noticed that someone had misspelled the names of three of the nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court. This was irritating to me, and so I pointed it out to th...
Back in the spring, I did a presentation to a high school class, and while I was there I noticed that someone had misspelled the names of three of the nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court. This was irritating to m...
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Another judicial conference
We went to the Judicial Conference. It was great fun in a fabulous setting. We enjoyed the company of many people that I've known for years, and met some people I should have known before now, and heard the Chief Justice, and watched some judges dance up a ...
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New sheriff does not rehire senior deputies
The Roanoke Times reports here that the new sheriff for Roanoke County chose not to rehire some of the senior deputy sheriffs who served under his predecessor. Historically, the federal courts have zigged and zagged a bit in trying to define the limits of t...
The Roanoke Times reports here that the new sheriff for Roanoke County chose not to rehire some of the senior deputy sheriffs who served under his predecessor. Historically, the federal courts have zigged and zagged a bit in ...
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Criminal liability of teachers as affected by school board policies
In Lambert v. Com. , the Virginia Court of Appeals in an opinion by Chief Judge Huff joined by Judge Humphreys and Senior Judge Bumgardner held that the Scott County Circuit Court erred in its holding that the statutory exception for physical contact incide...
In Lambert v. Com., the Virginia Court of Appeals in an opinion by Chief Judge Huff joined by Judge Humphreys and Senior Judge Bumgardner held that the Scott County Circuit Court erred in its holding that the statutory except...
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That is chutzpah
Quoted today by the Virginia Court of Appeals: “The most famous
definition of 'chutzpah' is, of course, itself law-themed: chutzpah is
when a man kills both his parents and begs the court for mercy because
he’s an orphan.” Alex Kozinski & Eugene Volokh,...
Quoted today by the Virginia Court of Appeals: “The most famous definition of 'chutzpah' is, of course, itself law-themed: chutzpah is when a man kills both his parents and begs the court for mercy because he’s an orphan.” Al...
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New Commonwealth's attorneys and others in Southwest Virginia
Evidently, we will have new Commonwealth's Attorneys in Lee County, Wise County, Dickenson County, and Washington County, and a somewhat less new one elected to an open seat in Tazewell County. Incumbents were re-elected in Scott County, Buchanan County, Ca...
Evidently, we will have new Commonwealth's Attorneys in Lee County, Wise County, Dickenson County, and Washington County, and a somewhat less new one elected to an open seat in Tazewell County. Incumbents were re-elected in S...
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The end of the Friday morning opinions
I read today that the Virginia Supreme Court has issued this statement: "Effective immediately, the Supreme Court of Virginia will no longer hold
opinions for release during a session of Court following oral argument.
Instead, opinions will be released wh...
I read today that the Virginia Supreme Court has issued this statement: "Effective immediately, the Supreme Court of Virginia will no longer hold opinions for release during a session of Court following oral argument. Instead...
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