Archive for September, 2016

Legislature to Litigants: “Can’t Touch This!” – Virginia Supreme Court Recognizes Legislative Privilege

Co-authors: Cullen D. Seltzer and Andrew R. McRoberts The Virginia Supreme Court, interpreting the Virginia Constitution’s speech and debate clauses, has recognized a legislative privilege from responding to a document subpoena substantially similar to that of the better-known federal privilege.  Edwards v. Resilind, decided by opinion of Justice Lemons without concurrence or dissent, arose in […]


Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: September 15, 2016

The Virginia Supreme Court issued two opinions in September affecting local government law.  Its work resulted in opinions addressing legislative privilege from document requests, and applying a local government tax exemption ordinance. The case summary is taken from the Virginia Supreme Court opinions website. Click on the case number to read the opinion. 151701 Miller & […]