Steve Emmert reports that today’s writ arguments before the Supreme Court of Virginia have been postponed. The Chief Staff Attorney’s office advises that appellants are being given the choice of arguing by telephone tomorrow, waiving oral argument, or arguing in person at a later date. (As a fairly obvious practice point, it’s never a good idea to waive a writ argument and I have trouble imagining a situation in which doing one by phone makes sense.)

The next writ panel is scheduled for March 31.