November 25, 2013
Supreme Court of Virginia Has Established a Special Committee on Criminal Discovery Rules
The Supreme Court of Virginia has established a twenty-three-member Special Committee on Criminal Discovery Rules to study current Rule 3A:11 and the proposed amendments submitted by the Indigent Defense Task Force of the Virginia State Bar.
The committee, chaired by the Honorable Thomas D. Horne, judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, is composed of representatives of the judiciary and the legislature, commonwealth's attorneys, defense attorneys, public defenders, law enforcement, and other interested stakeholders. The committee will make recommendations to the Court as to any amendments to Rule 3A:11, taking into consideration the various needs and concerns of interested stakeholders.
Special Committee on Criminal Discovery Rules
Circuit Judge Thomas D. Horne, chair
Delegate Robert B. Bell
Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr.
Circuit Judge Marjorie T. Arrington
Circuit Judge Randy I. Bellows
Circuit Judge Michael L. Moore
Senator Richard H. Stuart
Thomas J. Bondurant Jr.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring
Deputy Public Defender Bonnie Hoffman
Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael R. Doucette
Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Murray Shortt
Senior Assistant Attorney General Virginia B. Theisen
Professor David I. Bruck
Virginia M. Coscia
Sara N. Poole
Professor John G. Douglass
Alex N. Levay
Police Chief Timothy J. Longo Sr.
Sheriff Jack DavidsonUpdated: Nov 25, 2013