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Alexandria City Hall Loses Wales Alley Case to Old Dominion Boat Club

Virginia Supreme Court rejects argument from City Attorney James Banks

Justices of the Virginia Supreme Court have rejected the argument City Attorney James Banks outlined during oral arguments back in September that the city has the ability to lease a public alley to a private business.

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Uneasy Easement: 1789 Deed at Issue as City Hall Takes on Boat Club

Virginia Supreme Court justices say city is putting one private interest ahead of another.

John Adams was president of the United States when two land owners on Wales Alley secured a deed that gave them private use to a 30-foot easement in the alley.

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Silence of the Court: Virginia Supreme Court Denies Access to Audio Recordings

Lack of transparency is explained as effort to shield personal conversations.

The Virginia Supreme Court operates in silence, denying public access to audio recordings of its oral arguments.

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Virginia Supreme Court Sends Wales Alley Case Back to Alexandria

Key issue still unresolved: Does city have authority to deprive use of alley to Boat Club?

The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned a decision from the Alexandria Circuit Court about the use of a public alley in Old Town, but the case is not over ye

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Virginia Supreme Court Hears Boat Club Case Against City and Restaurant

Old Dominion objects to City Council lease of public alley for private use.

Does Alexandria have the right to close Wales Alley? That’s an issue now before justices of the Virginia Supreme Court, who heard oral arguments in a case that’s divided Alexandria for years.

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