Rules Committee vote was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.
Federal judges across the nation are shouldering criminal caseloads that vary widely in size, sometimes even among judges in the same courthouse, according to a study released Sunday.
A woman was acquitted in the stabbing death of her ex-boyfriend, which reportedly followed an argument over the amount of bed space he used up in her bed at night. The jury decided Thursday that defendant, Patricia A. Cave, had acted in self-defense after he became physically violent during the space-related argument, according to the Washington Post.
A Senate committee rejected a bill that would have allowed more juvenile offenders to be tried as adults in Virginia courts.