During the past year, the Virginia Court of Appeals continued to be the primary contributor to the development of substantive and procedural criminal law in Virginia. As it has in years past, the court ruled on numerous Fourth Amendment questions, particularly with respect to investigatory detention. Other significant rulings dealt with double jeopardy, discovery, due process, and trial procedure.
Steven D. Benjamin,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Criminal Law and Procedure,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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