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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Kelley ponders leaving bench

Walter D. Kelley Jr. is thinking about leaving the federal district bench less than four years after he was appointed to the court. At a hearing in a patent case last week in Norfolk, Kelley told the attorneys before him ...

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Policy limits bill clears committee

Plaintiffs’ attorneys would be able to get the policy limits of a potential defendant without filing suit under House Bill 172, which cleared the House Courts of Justice Committee Friday on a 19-3 vote. Steven W. Pearson, a lobbyist for ...

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Increase in judicial retirement age fails

The proposal to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75 appears to be dead for the year. The Courts of Justice Committees in both houses approved an increase, although the House committee lowered it to 73 ...

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Public records, gun rights at issue

The First and Second Amendments to the U.S. Constitution seldom are as juxtaposed as they were today before the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The debate was over Senate Bill 529, carried for the Freedom of Information Advisory Council by ...

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