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Sometimes It Takes A Tragedy: How The Death Of A Mentally Ill Inmate May Become A Catalyst For A New Horizon Of Mental Health Reform In Virginia, Snapper Tams Oct 2017

Sometimes It Takes A Tragedy: How The Death Of A Mentally Ill Inmate May Become A Catalyst For A New Horizon Of Mental Health Reform In Virginia, Snapper Tams

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

This comment recounts a recent tragedy that occurred in the Common- wealth of Virginia that resulted from neglect of a mentally ill inmate in the state’s correctional system. Mentally ill inmates have been long ignored by the Commonwealth as a result of lack of funds and resources available to correctional facilities. The General Assembly has considered legislation that would prevent stories like the one in this comment, but legislators delayed action and prioritized other matters. This comment calls upon the General Assembly to take these tragedies seriously and put mentally ill in- mates on the agenda in 2018.


Capital Sentencing For Children In Virginia In The Wake Of Miller V. Alabama And Montgomery V. Louisiana, Julie E. Mcconnell Oct 2017

Capital Sentencing For Children In Virginia In The Wake Of Miller V. Alabama And Montgomery V. Louisiana, Julie E. Mcconnell

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

Recent United States Supreme Court decisions have declared it unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile to mandatory life in prison without an opportunity for parole. Virginia, a state that abolished parole in 1995, has yet to recognize the federally mandated prohibition against disproportionate punishment imposed on juveniles, particularly in cases where the mandatory minimum sentence is life without parole. This article proposes the General Assembly should amend current laws that reflect the unconstitutionality of these statutes as applied to juveniles.


Slaying The Gerrymander: How Reform Will Happen In The Commonwealth, Brian Cannon, Ben Williams Oct 2017

Slaying The Gerrymander: How Reform Will Happen In The Commonwealth, Brian Cannon, Ben Williams

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

Gerrymandering is a political tool that snuck its way into Virginia politics long ago. It has become problematic over time, threatening true democracy in the Commonwealth. This article outlines what those problems are, how other states reacted to similar issues, and what Virginia politicians have done to respond to gerrymandering. It offers proposed solutions to the issues, and calls upon the Virginia General Assembly and elected governor to take action.


A Reform Long Overdue: Raising Virginia's Felony Grand Larceny Threshold, Bill Rice Oct 2017

A Reform Long Overdue: Raising Virginia's Felony Grand Larceny Threshold, Bill Rice

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

Virginia has one of the lowest felony grand larceny thresholds in the nation. This low threshold has not been adjusted with inflation since 1980 and, thus, results in a high number of felony convictions in the state today. This article examines the current debate surrounding Virginia’s felony grand larceny threshold and presents a remedy that will reasonably man- age the state’ s interests in preventing future larcenies while not unduly punishing citizens for committing minor crimes.


Amending The Virginia Residential Landlord-Tenant Act Regarding Liability For Bedbug Extermination, Lisa Allen Oct 2017

Amending The Virginia Residential Landlord-Tenant Act Regarding Liability For Bedbug Extermination, Lisa Allen

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

An addition to the Virginia Code has caused complications for residential tenants who experience bedbugs in their rental units. A proposed amendment to this law will hold landlords liable for dealing with bedbugs infestations because landlords are in a position that makes them most able to afford treatment. This amendment would also address bedbugs effectively according to scientific research and align with federal housing guidelines.


Richmond Law Magazine: Winter 2017, University Of Richmond Jul 2017

Richmond Law Magazine: Winter 2017, University Of Richmond

Richmond Law Magazine

Features:

The Happy Lawyer

"Tyranny of the Algorithm"

Virginia's New Prescription for the Opioid Crisis


Letter From The Editor, Lauren Ritter Apr 2017

Letter From The Editor, Lauren Ritter

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Fixing Virginia's Food-Beverage Ratio: Is This Inescapable Problem Also An Unsolvable One?, Mark Shuford Apr 2017

Fixing Virginia's Food-Beverage Ratio: Is This Inescapable Problem Also An Unsolvable One?, Mark Shuford

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Missing Annuity Mystery: Providing Protection For The Former Spouse Of Servicemembers And Retirees, Mark E. Sullivan Apr 2017

The Missing Annuity Mystery: Providing Protection For The Former Spouse Of Servicemembers And Retirees, Mark E. Sullivan

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Cook V. Snyder: A Veteran's Right To An Additional Hearing Following A Remand And The Development Of Additional Evidence, Shawn D. Murray Apr 2017

Cook V. Snyder: A Veteran's Right To An Additional Hearing Following A Remand And The Development Of Additional Evidence, Shawn D. Murray

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Uncivil Asset Forfeiture: An Analysis Of Civil Asset Forfeiture And Virginia H.B. 48, Brent Ashley Apr 2017

Uncivil Asset Forfeiture: An Analysis Of Civil Asset Forfeiture And Virginia H.B. 48, Brent Ashley

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Wounded Warriors' Justice Denied: Should Barriers To Expungement Keep Veterans Jobless And Homeless?, Roberto Cruz Apr 2017

Wounded Warriors' Justice Denied: Should Barriers To Expungement Keep Veterans Jobless And Homeless?, Roberto Cruz

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents Apr 2017

Table Of Contents

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Private Right Of Action Jurisprudence In Healthcare Discrimination Cases, Allison Tinsey Apr 2017

Private Right Of Action Jurisprudence In Healthcare Discrimination Cases, Allison Tinsey

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Virginia's Proffer System And The Proffer Reform Act Of 2016, Edward A. Mullen, Michael A. Banzhaf Apr 2017

Virginia's Proffer System And The Proffer Reform Act Of 2016, Edward A. Mullen, Michael A. Banzhaf

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Virginia's Opioid Epidemic: Treatment And Policy In The 21st Century, Brittany Anderson Apr 2017

Virginia's Opioid Epidemic: Treatment And Policy In The 21st Century, Brittany Anderson

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


2016 Symposium Keynote Address, Mark Herring Apr 2017

2016 Symposium Keynote Address, Mark Herring

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Personal Reflections On The Opioid Epidemic And Legal Responses, The Honorable Catherine Currin Hammond, Shannon Taylor Apr 2017

Personal Reflections On The Opioid Epidemic And Legal Responses, The Honorable Catherine Currin Hammond, Shannon Taylor

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents Apr 2017

Table Of Contents

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Emily Bowles Apr 2017

Letter From The Editor, Emily Bowles

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


2016 Symposium: Virginia's Opioid Epidemic: Treatment And Policy In The 21st Century, Shannon Taylor, Brittany Anderson, Timothy S. Coyne, Tara Casey Apr 2017

2016 Symposium: Virginia's Opioid Epidemic: Treatment And Policy In The 21st Century, Shannon Taylor, Brittany Anderson, Timothy S. Coyne, Tara Casey

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Resurgence Of Heroin: Benefiting From The Current Political Climate, Timothy S. Coyne Apr 2017

The Resurgence Of Heroin: Benefiting From The Current Political Climate, Timothy S. Coyne

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


E-Museletter: April 2017, Kathleen Klepfer Apr 2017

E-Museletter: April 2017, Kathleen Klepfer

Museletter

This Issue:

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

The Law library is still hiring for Summer RA positions!

[Information for Graduating Students]

Study Aids and the Exam File

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2017 Law Library Student Survey

Wall Street Journal Online now Available

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New Materials


Justice For Noncitizens: A Case For Reforming The Immigration Legal System, Anna Paden Carson Mar 2017

Justice For Noncitizens: A Case For Reforming The Immigration Legal System, Anna Paden Carson

VA Engage Journal

The immigration legal system exists as a function of the executive branch rather than the judicial branch, and many of the constitutional rights guaranteed in a judicial court do not continue into the immigration legal sphere. Noncitizen defendants in the immigration court system are not guaranteed the same due process rights or right to appointed counsel as United States citizens, which severely limits their chance of a successful outcome. Moreover, while many noncitizens await their trials in these courts, they are often placed in one of the 234 immigration detention facilities across the nation, which further exacerbates the direness of ...


In Memorium: Professor Peter Nash Swisher, Ronald J. Bacigal Mar 2017

In Memorium: Professor Peter Nash Swisher, Ronald J. Bacigal

Law Faculty Publications

Professor Peter Nash Swisher, seventy-two, passed away on June 15, 2016 and is remembered here by Professor Ron Bacigal, his colleague at the University of Richmond School of Law.


E-Museletter: March 2017, Kathleen Klepfer Mar 2017

E-Museletter: March 2017, Kathleen Klepfer

Museletter

This Issue:

Take the Library, Technology, & Communications Survey

Bridge the Gap

Law School Essay Contests

Technology Bootcamp

Law Library Hiring Research Assistants for Summer and Fall

Student Journal Publications Display

Esteemed Bookes of Lawe Reception in the Law Library

Origin of the Spider Nickname

PLI Immigration Resources


"You Have No God": An Analysis Of The Prosecution Of Genocidal Rape In International Criminal Law, Cassie Powell Feb 2017

"You Have No God": An Analysis Of The Prosecution Of Genocidal Rape In International Criminal Law, Cassie Powell

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents Feb 2017

Table Of Contents

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


Affirmative Action Invidiousness, Mark Strasser Feb 2017

Affirmative Action Invidiousness, Mark Strasser

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.


A New Legal Framework For Children Seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Dalia Castillo-Granados, Yasmin Yavar Feb 2017

A New Legal Framework For Children Seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Dalia Castillo-Granados, Yasmin Yavar

Richmond Public Interest Law Review

No abstract provided.