A patchwork of marijuana policies is developing across the state as top prosecutors in the Hampton Roads area move to dismiss low-level marijuana charges. Now, the Virginia Supreme Court may decide what locally-elected prosecutors have the authority to do. Whittney Evans reports.
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Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors have rejected a state proposal to build a controversial youth prison in the county.
The legal community in Virginia is using a new online tool to better connect volunteer lawyers with low income people who need their help.
Governor Ralph Northam has submitted a budget amendment that would give Virginia legislators another chance this year to end the practice of suspending the driver’s licenses of people who fail to pay their court fines and fees.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with Latino community leaders in Richmond Monday to discuss his recent trip to the Colombian-Venezuelan border. And there was some disagreement between the two parties over how the U.S. should intervene in Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis.
A 23-year-old University of Richmond law student is campaigning to unseat 10th District Republican State Senator Glen Sturtevant in the upcoming election. The district includes Richmond, Powhatan and Chesterfield.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Virginia’s racial gerrymandering case. It was the last opportunity for House Republicans to defend the legislative boundaries they drew in 2011.
A majority of contacts Richmond police made with pedestrians and drivers between January 2017 and October 2018 were with African-Americans, according to data the police department provided community groups over the last two months.