These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

Determining if a prosecutor's public statements about the brutality of a murder violate the Code's prohibition on extrajudicial statements is a legal matter beyond the purview of the Bar. [Rule 3.6(a) now governs such statements.]

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