Tag Archive | Appellate Defender

THE AG HOLDER initiative on MANDATORY MINIMUM DRUG SENTENCES is WELCOME…BUT need a COMMISSION to RECOMMEND COMMUTATIONS and PARDONS for PAST OFFENDERS!

I am pleased with the recent announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder to stop using mandatory minimum sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders: The Justice Department will no longer pursue mandatory minimum sentences for certain low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday, noting the nation is “coldly efficient in jailing criminals,” but […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion0 Comments

LEGISLATION SUCCESSES of SEN. CHAP PETERSEN! CHAP says NO to BLOOMBERG SODA BAN!

I, like millions of others, get the email report of my Favorite Democrat, Senator Chap Petersen.  And he did have several legislative successes (The appellate defender should have been included but this was not Chap’s fault!) this session: Dear Friends, Virginians and Citizens of Fairfax: Always worth quoting musical lyrics, circa 1980.  This past session […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion0 Comments

SANDY SANDERS (NOT the Virginia Right blog) endorses DEL. ROB BELL for AG!

Sandy, who is ON LOCATION at the Cong. Eric Cantor breakfast with Gov. Bobby Jindal (Sandy’s hero) at the Richmond Convention Center is ready to make a decision in the Attorney General’s race (Not a BLOG endorsement of course) and that person is: Delegate Rob Bell! Why Bell? Well, I met Del. Bell last year […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion5 Comments

APPELLATE DEFENDER BILL shot down in Senate Courts of Justice COMMITTEE! Sen. Petersen is man of vision; so is SENATOR McDOUGLE for voting YES!

Okay, here’s some details on the January 21 defeat of the Appellate Defender bill: The bill was assigned to the Senate Courts of Justice Committee where there were 7 Democrats and 8 Republicans.  This committee is chaired by Sen. Tommy Norment, who has a private practice of law in Williamsburg area.  I also noticed that […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion0 Comments

RIGHT TO FARM act – YES I AM FOR IT! GO TO the hearing MONDAY! DITTO for the TEBOW ACT!

Yes, I am for the so-called Bonita Bill (HB1430) and there will be a rally at the Bell Tower (I plan to be there!) at 330 with the committee vote at 5 pm.  Here’s a notice from VA Campaign for Liberty quoted by the Williamsburg Tea Party: The bill is scheduled to be heard by […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion0 Comments

LOOKS LIKE the APPELLATE DEFENDER bill (Senate Bill 738) will go to SENATE COURTS COMMITTEE next week!

I have written several times about the restoration of the Appellate Defender’s office in Virginia.  The Indigent Defense Commission had to abolish the office due to budget cuts. Now you can do something about it!  Email your senator if you are in his or her district (especially the Republicans!) or can if a Virginia voter, […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion0 Comments

STATE of the COMMONWEALTH address: BOLD MOVE on RIGHTS for FELONS!

I am generally pleased with Governor McDonnell’s State of the Commonwealth address.  While it left out unqualified support for the Appellate Defender bill that Senator Petersen introduced and I support, it did contain these words that I do strongly support: While we have significantly improved and fast-tracked the restoration of civil rights process, it’s still […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion0 Comments

WHY the TEA PARTY in VIRGINIA should SUPPORT the APPELLATE DEFENDER BILL sponsored by SENATOR PETERSEN!

People might laugh at this idea, but there are at least three good solid reasons why the Tea Party (I am a member of my local Tea Party group – the Mechanicsville Tea Party!) should support the initiative that Senator Chap Petersen has introduced on the Appellate Defender’s (more details here!) office: 1.  The Tea […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion3 Comments

SANDY’s FAVORITE DEMOCRAT is AT IT AGAIN! A PERMANENT APPELLATE DEFENDER OFFICE for our COMMONWEALTH!

This is the letter I am sending to many places tonight or over the next few days: I appreciate the opportunity to discuss this issue with you.  I appreciate your time.  The Appellate Defender’s office would make the promise of Gideon closer to fulfillment in our Commonwealth. In 2009 the IDC abolished the Appellate Defender’s […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion1 Comment

WHEN I WENT TO SENATOR WEBB’S RICHMOND OFFICE…THEY are HEARING from YOU! I APPEAL to SENATOR WEBB – DO WHAT’S RIGHT – VOTE NO ON the DISABILITIES TREATY!

I was not sure what to do because I am at work and I do not blog from work nor use work stuff for advocacy (although I have broken down for the Appellate Defender issue!) so when I was doing my prayer walk around the state Capitol today, I was seized with an idea:  GO […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion2 Comments

WILL HUNTSVILLE and BIRMINGHAM follow the NEW ANTI-ICLEI law or WILL THEY DEFY IT? OR GO TO COURT? Maybe the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER will defend the Alabama ICLEI cities!?

I was researching this question when I found this at the Southern Poverty Law Center HATEWATCH: News of the Alabama passage heartened anti-ICLEI activists across the nation. The headline on one Virginia blog, for example, reads:  “VICTORY! ICLEI BAN PASSED ALABAMA LEGISLATURE! YEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Read it and weep, globalists!” The HATEWATCH was surely trying to protect […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in ICLEI, News, Opinion4 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: MY NEW FAVORITE DEMOCRAT is VA SENATOR CHAP PETERSEN!

As my readers know my Favorite Democrat was Rep. Heath Shuler of NC, the former Redskins and Saints QB, and conservative member of the House.  I even nominated Rep. Shuler for President! But I began to sour on Shuler when he refused to vote to repeal Obamacare and he did not run for Governor of […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion4 Comments

APPELLATE DEFENDER NEEDS co-sponsor in the HOUSE!

We have been talking about the need for an Appellate Defender in Virginia and I am told by deep background that we could sure use a co-sponsor in the House of Delegates.  I want to encourage all my readers to ask their House of Delegates member to co-sponsor the Petersen Appellate Defender budget amendment in […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion2 Comments

NOW I CAN TALK ABOUT IT! SUPPORT SEN. CHAP PETERSEN’s budget amendment establishing an APPELLATE DEFENDER’S OFFICE!

I hinted that there was news on the Appellate Defender’s Office front.  Now I can openly discuss it! Senator Chap Petersen of Fairfax has introduced a budget amendment (here it is!) to reestablish an Appellate Defender’s Office in this Commonwealth.  It’s a tiny office at first, not even one quarter the size of the criminal […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion2 Comments

SANDY’S DEEP BACKGROUND says the VIRGINIA APPELLATE DEFENDER may be before the legislature this SESSION!

I have a special interest in the VA Appellate Defender’s office:  I was the first Appellate Defender in the Commonwealth from 1996 to 2000.  In 2009, the doors were shuttered due to budget cuts and the ancillary fact the appellate defender was not protected by statute.  I promised I would see about restoring the AD’s […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Opinion5 Comments


Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

Sign up for Virginia Right Once Daily Email Digest

No Spam - ever! We send a daily email with the posts of the previous day. Unsubscribe at any time.
* = required field

Follow Us Anywhere!

Archives