On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Virginia heard oral arguments on petitions for appeal, or “writ arguments.” Writ arguments give the appellant a chance to explain, in person, why the Court should grant his or her petition. The appellant has 10 minutes to argue before a panel of 3-4 justices. The appellee does not get

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