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JIRC annual report now past both houses (access required)

Another decision now before the governor is whether the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission should be required to file an annual report of the activity before the commission. The bill was proposed by Del. C. Richard Cranwell, D-Vinton, was passed ...

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UM coverage in spite of immunity (access required)

The Senate also has approved a House measure that would allow Virginia drivers to be covered under their uninsured motorist coverage if they are injured in an accident by someone immune from civil liability. Under current Virginia law, there is ...

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Clarke County judge faces GOP opposition (access required)

The judge who revoked U.S. Senate candidate Oliver North’s concealed weapon permit in 1994 is facing a reappointment challenge from legislative Republicans. Clarke County Circuit Judge James L. Berry ruled three months before the 1994 election that North was “not ...

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Governor conflicted on cuspidor provision? (access required)

Every year bills are introduced to clean up the Virginia Code by removing obsolete statutes. One such effort this year would repeal a law requiring employers at bakeries, confectionaries and other food-preparation businesses to provide spittoons for their employees, to ...

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Southwest Judges Run Into Buzzsaw (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor A Scott County juvenile and domestic relations court judgeship is vacant after Sen. William Wampler, R-Bristol, declined to nominate the sitting judge for reappointment. Wampler said he based his decision not to nominate Judge David ...

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