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Committee approves raising judge retirement age

The Senate Court of Justice Committee has approved raising the mandatory retirement age for Virginia judges from 70 to 73. The panel, by a ten-to-five vote, approved the measure offered by Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, and incorporated a similar bill ...

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Judges, including Thorne-Begland, certified by courts committee

In a block vote, the Virginia House Courts of Justice Committee today certified candidates interviewed in December and today for judicial posts they currently occupy. That includes Richmond General District Court Judge Tracy Thorne-Begland, an openly gay former prosecutor appointed ...

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Prosecutors drop charges in C’ville soccer bite case

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Assault charges have been dropped against a high school soccer player accused of biting an opponent during a game. Albermarle County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl V. Higgins granted the prosecution’s motion to not prosecute the case against Katrina ...

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Jeffrey O’Connell (access required)

Jeffrey O’Connell, a pioneer of insurance law reform and a member of the University of Virginia law school faculty for 32 years, died Jan. 6 at age 84. Prof. O’Connell, who graduated from the Harvard law school, joined U.Va. law ...

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