Stories tagged: "Virginia Legal System"

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In FOIA Ruling, Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Public’s Right to be in Meeting Rooms

Government bodies in Virginia cannot ask the public to sit in a separate room and observe their meetings through a video feed only, according to the Supreme Court of Virginia. 

FILE - Messages of support for teacher Abby Zwerner, who was shot by a 6-year-old student, grace the front door of Richneck Elementary School Newport News, Va. on Jan. 9, 2023.  Zwerner said Monday, March 20, that she has had four surgeries and has gone through a challenging recovery. (AP Photo/John C. Clark, File)
Teacher shot by 6-year-old student files $40 million lawsuit

A first-grade Virginia teacher who was shot and seriously wounded by her 6-year-old student filed a lawsuit Monday seeking $40 million in damages from school officials, accusing them of gross negligence for allegedly ignoring multiple warnings on the day of the shooting that the boy had a gun and was in a “violent mood.”

People living with HIV can be prosecuted in Virginia
Virginia Lawmaker Sues State Officials, Demands Offices Reopen

RICHMOND-One Virginia state senator wants the General Assembly to reopen to the public.

Changes Coming for Virginia's Legal System
No More Jury Sentencing. General Assembly Reshapes Virginia’s Legal System.

RICHMOND- In Virginia last year, only 1.3% of felony cases went to a jury trial.