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Good news: Court's ruling could be crucial victory for more than 90 percent of criminal defendants

The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a man's guilty plea could be withdrawn because prosecutors withheld DNA evidence indicating he was innocent. The decision is a victory for criminal defendants and reform advocates, and...Show More Summary

Regrets in Caperton

Billy Corriher on Twitter: West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin at @UVALaw symposium: “I was tone deaf in not recusing myself in Caperton.” … Continue reading ?

As time runs out on McAuliffe pick, Va.’s high court shuffles docket

Virginia Supreme Court rejiggers lineup amid questions over McAuliffe’s power to reappoint justice.

GOP nominee for Virginia Supreme Court sounds friendly to gay rights

Gay rights makes brief appearance in judicial battle that was mostly focused on who gets to pick the justice.

CAN SWEETBRIAR COLLEGE BE SAVED? Virginia Supreme Court Rules that Sweet Briar College Can Be a Tru…

CAN SWEETBRIAR COLLEGE BE SAVED? Virginia Supreme Court Rules that Sweet Briar College Can Be a Trust.

Addicts Can Sue Doctors for Illegal Prescriptions, Court Says

6 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled on a case brought against a notorious pill mill.

Sweet Briar activists get good vibes from Va. Supreme Court

RICHMOND — Pink-clad Sweet Briar College activists were elated Thursday by a Virginia Supreme Court hearing, during which a few justices sounded sympathetic toward their plea for a temporary halt to its closure.Read full article >>

Virginia Supreme Court Will Decide The Fate Of Sweet Briar College

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Supreme Court of Virginia will be asked Thursday to temporarily block the planned closure of Sweet Briar College in August. The justices will hear arguments in the appeal of a Circuit Court ruling that refused...Show More Summary

Court Protects Anonymity of Yelp Reviewers

Yelp does not have to identify seven online reviewers who posted critical comments about a carpet cleaning business, the Virginia Supreme Court recently ruled (PDF). Though based on procedural grounds, this ruling is viewed as a big win for Free Speech. However, with no single set of laws in place to determine whether anonymous online comments are protected by the...

A vacancy on the Virginia Supreme Court

By Carl TobiasOn Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Virginia announced that Justice Leroy F. Millette Jr. would retire after a quarter century of dedicated service in all four levels of the Virginia state court system. Because the Supreme...Show More Summary

Yelp Doesn't Have to Turn Over Reviewers' Identities

Back in October, the Virginia Supreme Court held oral arguments in a case about the limits of anonymous speech. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning wanted to sue the authors of several anonymous Yelp reviews, claiming that had never even been to the business. The state appellate could said Yelp had to turn......

More Plaintiffs Go Home (Eventually And Based on Bauman)

Two days ago, we posted on a West Virginia Supreme Court decision that told non-resident plaintiffs the closing time refrain “you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” OK, we took some liberties there, but the non-resident plaintiffs who had gone shopping in a non conveniens forum could not stay even after poking around for two years. Show More Summary

Yelp won’t have to turn over names of anonymous users after court ruling

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a judge did not have authority to compel Yelp to reveal the identities of anonymous users who panned an Alexandria carpet cleaning company in a case closely watched by free-speech advocates and businesses alike.Read full article >>

Plaintiffs Go Home: West Virginia Supreme Court Affirms Forum Non Dismissals of Non-Resident Zoloft Plaintiffs

Last weekend, we saw the surprisingly effective “Danny Collins,” a new movie starring Al Pacino as an aging rock star wondering how the focus of his life would have changed if he’d known contemporaneously about an admiring letter from John Lennon that was not given to him until decades later. Show More Summary

Alexandria wins last of waterfront suits

The city of Alexandria on Friday won the last of the legal challenges brought against it in the wake of its controversial 2012 waterfront development plan.The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that any errors made during the process of passing...Show More Summary

Fairfax county executive says meal tax needed to generate more revenue

Fairfax County expects the financial impact of a recent Virginia Supreme Court ruling on deductions for business taxes to increase to at least $45 million, adding more worry to what has already been a difficult budget year, officials said Tuesday.Read full article >>

Va. court ruling on business taxes could mean big loss of tax revenue

Local governments in Northern Virginia are bracing for millions of dollars in potential tax refunds to businesses after a Virginia Supreme Court ruling on how out-of-state receipts may be deducted from a company’s taxable income.Read full article >>

Yelp Lawsuit Could Expose Anonymous Online Commenters

Virginia Supreme Court to decide whether businesses can request customers identity for giving them bad reviews on social media sites. The post Yelp Lawsuit Could Expose Anonymous Online Commenters appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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