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Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

Legislation

2015

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Protecting The Digital Afterlife: Virginia's Privacy Expectation Afterlife And Choices Act, The Honorable Mark Obesnshain, The Honorable Jay Leftwich Jan 2015

Protecting The Digital Afterlife: Virginia's Privacy Expectation Afterlife And Choices Act, The Honorable Mark Obesnshain, The Honorable Jay Leftwich

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

This article examines Virginia’s Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act. Part I surveys federal legislation and proposed uniform legislation that attempts to protect digital assets and records. Part II examines opposition to proposed legislation and another proposed law: the Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act. Part III details Virginia’s final version of the Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act. Part V concludes the Article.


Let's Get Ethical, A Look At The New Ethics Reform In The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Davis C. Rennolds Jan 2015

Let's Get Ethical, A Look At The New Ethics Reform In The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Davis C. Rennolds

Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

In April of 2015, the Virginia General Assembly returned to Richmond for its annual veto session, with the main focus on putting the finishing touches on ethics reform.1 After lengthy debate and a number of amendments, the omnibus ethics bill passed the House and the Senate unanimously. House and Senate Members from both political parties touted the accomplishment as a significant step forward, as did Governor McAuliffe who called the legislation a “victory for transparency and accountability.”

This Article will argue the cases of Delegate Phil Hamilton and former Governor Bob McDonnell provide a framework for analyzing whether the ...