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State will raise judicial retirement age

After years of failed attempts, the General Assembly has finally approved raising the retirement age for state judges from 70 to 73, but only for appellate judges and recently elected trial judges. The measure would not apply to circuit and ...

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Court releases criminal discovery report

A Virginia Supreme Court study panel recommends allowing defense attorneys to routinely examine police reports, including witness interviews, in criminal cases. Discovery of those reports could be limited by withholding, redacting or restricting disclosure of witness statements for good cause, ...

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Assembly elects 42 trial court judges

The General Assembly elected the following as trial court judges on Feb. 25. Unless indicated otherwise, their terms begin July 1. Circuit Court Newport News General District Judge Gary A. Mills to the 7th Circuit Williamsburg attorney Richard H. Rizk ...

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Assembly boosts judgeship funding

Armed with a bit of extra revenue, General Assembly leaders agreed Tuesday on a budget that includes money for 405 funded judgeships at Virginia’s trial courts. An initial budget compromise contained 402 funded judgeships. The extra three bench seats will ...

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