Criminal defendants face a tilted playing field all over the country. If it isn't the frequent withholding of exculpatory material by prosecutors, it's everything leading up to it -- beginning with questionable interrogation methods and continuing with the admission of dubious physical evidence. Show More Summary
The West Viriginia Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether an attack on a gay couple counts as sex discrimination.
A West Virginia circuit court has asked the state’s supreme court to decide if a former Marshall University running back can be charged with a hate crime for attacking a gay couple after seeing them kiss. The question raised by the lower court… Read The post West Virginia Supreme Court Asked to Decide if Gay Bashing Counts as a Hate Crime – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
The West Virginia Supreme Court will decide if Steward Butler, a former Marshall University football player, can be charged with violating the civil rights of two gay men he is accused of assaulting after he saw them kissing on a city street. The Herald-Dispatch reports that the request is from Cabell County Circuit Court in the [...]
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a man's guilty plea could be withdrawn because prosecutors withheld DNA evidence indicating he was innocent.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
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 ?
Virginia Supreme Court rejiggers lineup amid questions over McAuliffe’s power to reappoint justice.
Gay rights makes brief appearance in judicial battle that was mostly focused on who gets to pick the justice.
Roush is first judge from Fairfax named to high court since 1991.
CAN SWEETBRIAR COLLEGE BE SAVED? Virginia Supreme Court Rules that Sweet Briar College Can Be a Trust.
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled on a case brought against a notorious pill mill.
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 >>
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
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...
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
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......
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
Virginia Supreme Court focuses on jurisdiction, punts on key free speech issue.
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 >>
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