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Review of the 2022 Session of the Virginia General Assembly

We have survived the first attempt to reinstate the death penalty in Virginia. During the recently adjourned 2022 Virginia General Assembly session, legislation was filed to reinstate capital punishment for killing a law enforcement officer. The Senate version (SB 379) was defeated in the Judiciary Committee on a 9-6 party line vote. In the House of […]

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