Monday, June 23, 2003

Virginia Supreme Court goes 0-for-2 before U.S. Supreme Court this term

This report in the Washington Times discusses the fact that two decisions by the Virginia Supreme Court - both involving First Amendment issues, the public housing trespass case and the cross-burning case - were reversed in this term of the United States Supreme Court. Since 1995. Virginia is "tied with Washington for the most reversals in direct appeals of top state court rulings," but as Professor Rod Smolla and former Attorney General William Broaddus explained in the article, that doesn't mean much of anything.

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