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Video: On Party-Line Vote, Senate Republicans Reject Bill to Protect Subjects...

Why would anyone oppose this no-brainer bill by Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)? "'Custodial interrogation' means any interview conducted by a law-enforcement officer in such...

Whom Not to Believe

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my very red congressional District (VA-06). It has long seemed to me that making information visible -- as through...

Video: Gov. McAuliffe on the “need for criminal justice reform in...

Gov. McAuliffe, speaking yesterday at the Brookings Institute: "Let us be clear, this isn't a debate about monuments. These folks weren't just protesting in...

I Was a Complete Dumb*** in High School; for a Mere...

by Kellen Squire I've made no secret of the fact that, when I was in high school, I was a complete dumb***. In fact, that...

Scheduled Virginia Execution Based on False and Recanted Testimony

by Arianna Zoghi and Amalia Garcia-Pretelt, University of Virginia, Class of 2019 More than 113,000 people have signed a petition urging Governor McAuliffe to intervene...

Controversial Criminal Asset Forfeiture Bill Filed

SPONSORED CONTENT By Stephen Hamilton, Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Stephen handles cases involving felony charges and is licensed to...

Controlling Juvenile Crime Rates: How the Justice System is Addressing the...

SPONSORED CONTENT By Mark Sherman, an attorney who focuses in criminal litigation involving juveniles. He has 19 years of experience and is licensed to practice in Connecticut,...

Video: Del. Surovell Demolishes Mandatory Minimum Sentences


Delegate Scott Surovell speaks on the floor of the House of Delegates about how mandatory minimum sentencing undermines the U.S. Bill of Rights, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and the right of citizens to fashion punishments most appropriate for the crime committed.
You tell 'em, Scott! :)

Jim Webb Fights for Criminal Justice Bill


I strongly agree with Jim Webb, the Senate needs to vote on this bill and pass it already. It's long, long overdue.

Virginia Getting Lectured On Morals … By Iran?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is crazy. But how pathetic is it when he's making excuses for his crazy actions by pointing to Virginia?
Speaking to state-run news agency, IRNA, Ahmadinejad cited a double standard  over the outcry over an Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, who had been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, but was suspended due to international criticism. He said despite the chiding of Iran over Ashtiani, there has been no similar protest over the scheduled execution of Teresa Lewis, 41, a Virginia woman convicted of a double-homicide.

"A woman is being executed in the United States for murder but nobody protests against it," said Ahmadinejad, who is in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

Is it just Virginia's moral authority that's hurt by executions? Not even Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick is willing to step in.