Law & Crime

Law & Crime
4:01 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

State Police Review ABC Arrest

Virginia’s Alcoholic Beverage Control director says he’s asked state police to review an incident last spring that landed a UVA sorority girl in jail and created a public firestorm.  

A Virginia civil liberties group says the legislature should also be involved. 

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Law & Crime
12:42 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Judge to Rule on Charges Against Former Chef

Chef Todd Scheider/File

The judge presiding over the case of a former Executive Mansion chef accused of embezzlement says that she will make a decision by the end of the week on whether to dismiss the charges. 

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Law & Crime
5:44 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

VA Attorney General Appeals to Defend Anti-Sodomy Law

Virginia’s attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let the Commonwealth keep its law against sodomy on the books, because he claims it protects children from predators, but critics say we have other laws to do that, and Cuccinelli is simply playing politics.

In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an anti-sodomy law in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, saying it violated Americans’ constitutional right to privacy.

“The government can’t tell two consenting adults what they can do in private.”

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Affirmative Action Case
2:56 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Washington & Lee Law Professor Weighs in on Supreme Court Decision

Ann MacLean Massie, Washington & Lee University Law Professor
Credit W&L

Ann Massie, professor of law at Washington and Lee University, explains the Supreme Court decision in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

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Conforming Laws
2:37 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Human Trafficking

A panel of experts whose responsibility is preparing Virginia for more uniform laws throughout the 50 states is not ready to sign off on proposed human trafficking legislation.

While one Commissioner for Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation believes the concept is great, he also says some tweaking is needed before the Commonwealth joins the other states that are ready right now.

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