Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Three-judge panel sustains sufficiency of notice in Big Stone Gap annexation case

As reported here in the Kingsport paper and here in the Bristol paper and here in the Coalfield Progress, the three judge panel of Judge Roush, Judge Alexander, and Judge Horne, has ruled that the Town of Big Stone Gap gave legally sufficient notice to begin its annexation effort, and therefore the annexation case can go forward, with a trial scheduled in November.

Judge Roush is best-known these days as the judge in the Malvo sniper case, while Judge Alexander has gotten some publicity for overruling the jury's death penalty verdict in a case without, in the view of some members of the public, offering a sufficient public statement of his reasons.

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