Case Conclusion Date: 12.11.2006
Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: constitutionality of ordinance upheld
Description: Plaintiff, via a complaint for declaratory judgment, challenged a Fairfax County ordinance as void, under Va. Const. art. VII, Â§ 7. Given that the official record of county board action clearly showed a recorded affirmative vote of a majority of all elected members, and listed the name of each member voting and his or her vote, the court found that this written record - which was the official record of the board of supervisors' action - fully satisfies art. VII, Â§ 7, and therefore also found that the ordinance was validly enacted, and that the plaintiff's conviction based on its violation was valid.