February 21, 2011 - 1:15am
Loudon County Judge Refuses to Follow Virginia Supreme Court Ruling Posted by:

In Commonwealth v. Morris, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled unanimously that a common law writ of coram nobis could not be used to reopen convictions imposed on immigrants who were ordered deported as a result of their convictions. Judge Dean Worcester of the Circuit Court for Loudon County, however, found the Supreme Court’s decision "unpersuasive" and announced he would not follow it.