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The Harward Case Underscores Several Issues in the Administration of Justice in the Commonwealth

It is astounding for me to read in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: DNA proves man innocent of 1982 rape and murder in famous ‘bite-mark’ case, lawyers say I was even more astounded when I read what the case was:  Harward v. Commonwealth.  Here is the first appeal of this case at the Supreme Court in 1985.  […]

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)

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Indigent Defense Study Bill is UP TOMORROW in House Rules Subcommittee!

It is urgent if you are so inclined to contact the following delegates on the Studies Subcommittee of House Rules and ask them (politely of course!) to report the indigent defense study bill (remember it is amended to just study a statewide appellate defender’s office!) Here are the members of the Studies subcommittee: 2016 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)

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NEWS ALERT: Indigent Defense Study Bill Has PASSED Senate!

My review of the VGA website shows that SJ 51, the indigent defense study bill now amended to just study a statewide appellate defender office (like they have in Michigan) passed the Virginia Senate today!  I spoke with Senator Dance’s Chief of Staff, Ed Reed (Thanks to you Ed for your tremendous help on this) […]

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)

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Good News and Bad News at Senate Rules Friday!

There was excitement at the Friday morning docket of the Senate Rules Committee and I was there to see the adventures of SJR 51 – the statewide indigent defense study bill.  BUT I also saw something else I did not like at all:  More public-private nonsense – yes the Sports Hall of Fame issue I […]

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)

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Del. Jennifer McClellan Signs On to the Statewide Indigent Defense Study Bill

Good News!  I just heard that Del. Jennifer McClellan has co-sponsored the statewide indigent defense study bill: 2016 SESSION SJ 51 Comprehensive indigent defense system; State Crime Commission to study. SENATE PATRONS Rosalyn R. Dance (chief patron) HOUSE PATRONS Lashrecse D. Aird Lamont Bagby Jennifer L. McClellan Sam Rasoul Where’s a Republican co-sponsor?  I do not […]

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)

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IT’S OUT! The Statewide Indigent Defense Bill Sponsored by Senator Dance is OUT! Senate Joint Resolution 51!

The Commonwealth is one small step closer to equal justice under law tonight with the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 51, sponsored by Senator Rosalyn R. Dance and co-sponsored by Delegates Lashrecse D. Aird (newly elected) and Lamont Bagby.  (I expect one or more delegates to sign on to it; stay tuned.)  Here is the […]

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)

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More from That Other Sanders: The Commonwealth Needs a Statewide Public Defender System!

I am also seeking delegates and senators to consider introducing a study bill to finally ask the question that this Commonwealth needs:  The feasibility and costs of expanding, not Medicare, but our crazy quilt public defender system (City of Richmond has a public defender office but not Henrico, nor Chesterfield nor Hanover Counties for example.) […]

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)

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Gay Marriage gives us an Opportunity – Reform our Domestic Relations Law in Virginia!

While I do not approve of how gay marriage was given to us – it was clear judicial activism – I think we should now embrace the decision without delay or evasion.  (I said years ago what should have been done and we can still do it!) In fact, let’s take a page from the […]

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)

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The Predictive Power of Philosophy: AYN RAND on THE FUTURE

As a Christian, I have always found it difficult to discuss my favorite philosophers with others, since each of the philosophers with the most profound influence over my reason were atheists; most of them attacking Christianity, faith, and God. Some find it strange that a Christian could be so completely influenced by non-Christians, but this […]

About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

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UKIP might have HIDDEN SUPPORT – ENOUGH to WIN the 2015 GENERAL ELECTION!

Here’s a fascinating article on the hidden support for the one political party in the UK that stands for Britain:  The United Kingdom Independence Party! Potential support for anti-European Union party UKIP far exceeds that suggested by opinion polls, with almost a third of voters holding views in line with its supporters, according to a […]

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)

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Tribal Knowledge

This was sent in an email from Franklin and I found no attribution, otherwise it would be here… MONKEY STUDY: Imagine a cage with five monkeys. Inside the cage hangs a banana on a string.  Under the banana is a step ladder. Now one smart monkey decides to climb the ladder to get the banana. […]

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Tribal Knowledge

This was sent in an email from Franklin and I found no attribution, otherwise it would be here… MONKEY STUDY: Imagine a cage with five monkeys. Inside the cage hangs a banana on a string.  Under the banana is a step ladder. Now one smart monkey decides to climb the ladder to get the banana. […]

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