The purpose of this note is to examine the decisions of the Virginia Supreme Court during the period between 1970-1980 in the area of criminal procedure and substantive criminal law. Legislative changes will not be dealt with in depth except as they have affected these decisions. Because of space constraints, a complete review of all areas is impossible; therefore, review has been limited to those issues most likely to be of interest to the practicing attorney. The discussion will also attempt to establish the position of the Virginia Supreme Court on these matters in relation to the United States Supreme Court and the majority of state courts.
Michael J. Barbour, Thomas E. Carr, Sarah H. Finley & Jeannie L. Pilant,
Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law: Virginia Supreme Court Decisions During the 70's,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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