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Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

Legislation

2010

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Access Denied: Sexual Victimization Of Juveniles In Correctional Facilities - How Senate Bill 585 Could Have Helped, Jillian Malizio Jan 2010

Access Denied: Sexual Victimization Of Juveniles In Correctional Facilities - How Senate Bill 585 Could Have Helped, Jillian Malizio

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

The right to counsel is a fundamental right, one the framers of our Constitution intended to apply to all American citizens. Virginia statutes and case law have protected the rights of incarcerated adults and it is now time to grant those same protections to the juveniles in their custody. Part II of this comment will review the requirement of a prisoner's right to "meaningful access" to the courts from both an adult and juvenile's perspective. An examination of jurisprudence from the Supreme Court of the United States, and Circuit Courts, reveals the history and importance of "meaningful access ...


Sexual Healing: Solving The Teen To Teen Sexting Problem In Virginia, Samuel T. Bernie Jan 2010

Sexual Healing: Solving The Teen To Teen Sexting Problem In Virginia, Samuel T. Bernie

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

This comment analyzes how teen-to-teen sexting is presently addressed under the Code of Virginia. It also addresses the statutes under which Janie and her friends may be convicted for their various indiscretions as well as some of the long term consequences of those convictions. Additionally, it addresses the recent Virginia State Crime Commissions report on teen-toteen sexting. The General Assembly may soon seek to adjust the Code of Virginia to better address teen-on-teen sexting. The second part of this comment will consider the options put forth by the Virginia State Crime Commission report and at different legislative "fixes" that have ...


There Is Always A Better Way: Proposed Legislative Improvements For The Federal Procurement System, Jim Moye Jan 2010

There Is Always A Better Way: Proposed Legislative Improvements For The Federal Procurement System, Jim Moye

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

This Article examines whether legislative and policy changes in the federal procurement system will result in major financial and integrity changes. Note that while government procurement activities undertaken by individual states are a substantive part of the Nation's economy, this Article is restricted to federal procurement law and policy. Part I discusses Title 41 of the United States Code, which provides the statutory authority for all federal procurement activities. Part I also briefly covers the supporting regulations known as the Federal Acquisition Rules ("FAR"). Part II examines the roles, membership and obligations of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy ...


Ethics In Virginia: Reforming Ethics And Conflict Of Interest Laws In The 2010 Virginia General Assembly, Christopher E. Piper Jan 2010

Ethics In Virginia: Reforming Ethics And Conflict Of Interest Laws In The 2010 Virginia General Assembly, Christopher E. Piper

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

This article will review the process by which an ethics complaint was handled in 2009 as well as the laws that passed the 2010 General Assembly. It will also examine criticisms of ethics laws in Virginia and throughout the country. Finally, this article concludes with a discussion of the current criticisms of ethics laws in Virginia and across the country.


Jamming The Revolving Door: Legislative Setbacks For Mental Health Court Systems In Virginia, Sheila Moheb Jan 2010

Jamming The Revolving Door: Legislative Setbacks For Mental Health Court Systems In Virginia, Sheila Moheb

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

Proponents of MHCs assert that alternative court systems will provide efficient jail diversion programs and reduce the number of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system by directing them to appropriate community treatment facilities. At the same time, MHCs must serve as only one branch of a larger, cohesive community effort to deter individuals with mental illness from incarceration, if not from conviction. Both advocates and adversaries of MHCs remain wary of the potential misuse of mental health courts, which may subject people with mental illness to greater criminalization or lead to greater fragmentation of the mental health ...