Artist gets down to ‘essential elements,’ paints VA trooper into corner

Print PDFJudge Travis Lee’s verdict in a Feb. 27 transportation case in Smyth County, Va., faces challenge on due process grounds. Not only does the general district court judge violate clear constitutional protections, he rules based on a preponderance of evidence standard rather than beyond a reasonable doubt. The case is State of Virginia v. A****** T****, a Tennessee native who returned from the Netherlands to face her accusers in a criminal venue on the charge of “reckless driving, general.” This transcript of her trial is based on my notes and on her detailed trial preparation notices as to the … Continue reading Artist gets down to ‘essential elements,’ paints VA trooper into corner