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Topic - Justice Committee
The Justice Select Committee of the United Kingdom is a select committee of the House of Commons which scrutinizes the policy, administration, and spending of the Ministry of Justice. In addition, the committee examines the work of the Law Officers of the Crown, the Serious Fraud Office (UK), and the Crown Prosecution Service. The committee also reviews draft Sentencing Guidelines issued by the Sentencing Guidelines Council. - Source: Wikipedia
Virginia legislators are moving to ban smoking in cars with children younger than 15.
Gun control advocates on Friday briefly savored a rare — if modest — victory in their quest to close Virginia's so-called "gun show loophole," which allows private sales of firearms without a criminal background check.
Virginians overwhelmingly support requiring background checks on buyers at gun shows and posting armed police officers in public school buildings after last month's Connecticut school shooting, according to a statewide poll released Thursday.
A key Senate committee on Wednesday voted to repeal Virginia's law banning the purchase of more than one handgun a month, a longtime priority of gun-rights activists and a measure that now has the backing of Gov. Bob McDonnell.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II wants to expand the scope of the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit so members can be deputized to serve subpoenas, carry a weapon and wear a badge.
The House and Senate return in special session Friday to fill two vacancies on the seven-member state Supreme Court, including the first black woman ever to sit on the state's highest court.
Legislators say the most sizable vacancy in the Virginia Supreme Court's history isn't going to end soon - with two of seven seats unfilled for four months.
Your Thursday editorial "BP's terrorist," (Comment & Analysis) repeats the serious but unfounded allegation that BP secured a "deal" to release the Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, from prison in order to protect its oil interests in Libya.
RICHMOND (AP) — The heartbroken families of the Virginia Tech shooting victims suffered a second and probably final legislative defeat yesterday in their bid to prevent criminals and the mentally ill from buying firearms at gun shows.
RICHMOND — A meeting yesterday of the General Assembly's Senate Courts of Justice Committee showed just how much lawmakers have turned on the "abuser fees" they have imposed on Virginia drivers.
RICHMOND (AP) — About 6,700 additional inmates are expected to enter Virginia's prison system in the next five years, and officials are looking for ways to keep up with the surge.