Virginia's Crime Commission has been working on fine-tuning the state's child pornography laws, but small changes to the language of the law could have tremendous consequences for the ability to prosecute.
Police have moved Charles Severance to the Arlington Courthouse to await trial for three high-profile murders, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest for Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, who has ties to a victim.
Technology that can track residents' whereabouts, even if they are not suspected of a crime, is not specifically barred by the Virginia constitution, but lawmakers are exploring whether that might be a good idea.
Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the U.S. nearly 200 years ago, but across the country, counties and cites are increasingly passing costs along to offenders, and people unable to pay are ending up in jail. We explore the issues.
Virginia lawmakers are returning to Richmond through Friday, and the big question is whether Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be able to deliver on his campaign promises working with a Republican legislature.
A recent investigation by the New York Times reveals that more than a dozen of D.C.'s major think tanks receive significant funding from foreign governments. We explore the legal and ethical implications.
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