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University of Richmond

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

Legislation

2006

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Virginia's Sexually Violence Predators Act: A Guide For Virginia [Court-Appointed] Attorneys, Neal Lewis Jan 2006

Virginia's Sexually Violence Predators Act: A Guide For Virginia [Court-Appointed] Attorneys, Neal Lewis

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

Following this introduction, Part I deals with a brief historical perspective on SVP statutes. Part II provides an outline of the preliminary processes involved before an SVP civil commitment proceeding is started. Part III discusses the courtroom phases of trial, both the probable cause hearing and the trial itself. Part IV discusses the options for the judge following trial. This comment concludes with a discussion of some possible approaches for the courtappointed attorney in handling SVP civil commitment cases.


Through The Looking Glass: Judicial Deference To Academic Decision-Making, Douglas K. Rush Jan 2006

Through The Looking Glass: Judicial Deference To Academic Decision-Making, Douglas K. Rush

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

This paper will review the statutory mandates of Section 504 and the ADA and examine the extent to which courts are willing to defer to institutional decisions concerning program modifications to accommodate learning disabled students. Courts have long recognized that academic decision-makers are entitled to deference, especially when their decisions concern issues related to educational programs. Courts must be vigilant, however, to properly weigh their role as the enforcers of Congressional legislation against the judicial policy of deference to academic decisions. Section I of this article will review the federal statutory and regulatory frameworks governing disability accommodations as they relate ...