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Candidates emerge for judgeships

With 21 formerly frozen seats up for legislative election next month, would-be judges are making their aspirations known. The Daily Times reports four candidates have expressed interest in an Eastern Shore circuit judgeship, left open by the retirement of Glen ...

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Roanoke’s no cell-phone policy defended by judges (access required)

ROANOKE — Despite barrels of ink and megabytes of bandwidth devoted to the effect of new technology on attorneys and courts, the subject remains a hot topic whenever lawyers and judges get together. At a recent Roanoke bench-bar meeting, participants ...

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Buck beef is settled, case dismissed

Charlottesville lawyer Frank Buck has been cleared of an assault charge for throttling his client in a courtroom. A judge Thursday approved an accord-and-satisfaction proposal, dismissing the charge. Buck paid $81 in court costs, reports The Hook, a Charlottesville weekly. ...

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Drug court video wins award

Supporters of the 14 drug court programs in Virginia have two reasons to celebrate this week. Most importantly, the legislature approved another year of existence for the court-run diversion program, but there’s also national recognition for a video documentary on ...

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Roanoke judge eyes Supreme Court seat (access required)

Roanoke City Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein again will stand for election to the Supreme Court of Virginia, he confirmed Monday. Weckstein, the Roanoke Valley’s most senior judge, entered the running for one of two seats now vacant on the ...

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