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Virginia Court Slows Down Sweet Briar College’s Planned Closure

The Supreme Court of Virginia has tapped the brakes on Sweet Briar College’s planned closure, concluding that the debate on the demise of the 114-year-old women’s college is far from over.


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Court Rules Judge Lacked Authority Over Yelp information

A Virginia judge lacked authority to order the website Yelp to reveal the names of people who posted negative comments about a carpet cleaning business, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday.


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New Va. Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

Donald W. Lemons has been sworn in as the new chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court.


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Va. Supreme Court Tosses Child Molestation Convictions of Ex-Falls Church Mayor’s Husband

The husband of the former mayor of Falls Church who was accused of molesting three children has had his convictions tossed out by the Virginia Supreme Court.


The State Supreme Court ruled Virginia Tech administrators could not anticipate a gunman would attack the campus. (MANNIE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

State High Court Reverses Virginia Tech Massacre Verdict

Virginia’s highest court threw out a wrongful death verdict stemming from the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.


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Serial Killer Who Murdered GWU Students Loses Another Round in Va. Court

A serial killer sentenced to death for murdering two George Washington University students has lost another round in the Virginia Supreme Court.


Nearly 200 runners have been hurt and three were killed in two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line. (credit: WBZ-TV)

Va. Supreme Court Justice Finished Boston Marathon Just Before Blast

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Bill Mims crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon about five minutes before two bombs exploded on Monday.


A carved-wood "VT" rests on the grave of a Virginia Tech student killed along with 26 other students and 5 University staff members when Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old undergraduate at the school, went on a shooting rampage. (Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

State Appeals Va. Tech Negligence Verdict in Shootings

The state has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to reverse a jury’s findings of negligence in the death of two students who were slain in the April 2007 massacre on the Virginia Tech campus.


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Va. Court Ruling Fails to Answer Poker Question

The Virginia Supreme Court declined to rule Thursday whether poker is a game of skill or a game of chance.


A 28-year-old Mount Nebo man and his 21-year-old stepdaughter have been charged with incest despite the fact they are not blood relatives and are both above the legal age of consent. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Justices Uphold Fairfax Co. Man’s Death Sentence

The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a Fairfax County death row inmate’s convictions and sentence for a 2008 sexual assault and murder.