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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- The Pandemic Did Not Cause Americans to Lose Their Empathy, it Just Exposed a Sickness in the American Soul that Has Been Festering for Decades
- Do away with Assignments of Error? I Think Not, Mr. O’Keeffe.
- A Divided Panel of the Court of Appeals Issues an Opinion that is Cause for Alarm Among the Trial and Appellate Bars (and is already raising the hackles of the Procedural Geeks Club)
- An overdue compendium summarizing and providing commentary on published opinions from the Court of Appeals from the last three weeks including a discussion of Writs of Actual Innocence, “The Rule,” why it’s good practice to look at former versions of current statutes, continuances sought during the ongoing Judicial Emergency caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, revenge porn, and an opinion that probably should have been a little bit longer
- Analysis of Published Opinions from the Court of Appeals Released on 7/27/2021 (Part I)