Welcome to the Virginia Appellate Lawyer Blog. The principal focus of the VALB will be appellate practice in the Virginia court system. While I will not shy away from commenting on significant events in the federal system, I prefer to concentrate on the law and courts of Virginia because like politics, the most significant impact the government has on individual citizens is local. To that end, I will be creating a special category in the VALB to cover the Virginia Court of Appeals. Why no the Supreme Court of Virginia? Well, because Steve Emmert’s Virginia News and Analysis already covers that court and I cannot approve on perfection. I will be putting my first post on that topic as soon as this one is finished. What else will I be discussing? Who knows? We will see where the whimsical world leads us. Welcome!
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- Bomb or Bomblette: Supreme Court Says “No” to a Sovereign Immunity Claim by a Community Services Board
- Court of Appeals Opinions: One From Last Week, One From This Week, and an En Banc Grant
- One Published Decision — Can you be actually innocent of a crime you weren’t convicted of?
- Failure to Make a Sufficient Proffer has Sunk Many Appeals . . . But What Makes an Proffer Sufficient?
- An Appellate Lawyer Goes to Trial . . . That Sounds Mental (and it is)