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Judges go light on DUIs, prosecutor complains

Certain unnamed Virginia Beach circuit judges are so lenient on drunken driving defendants, lawyers will jockey their cases to try to get those judges, according to an article by WAVY-TV. Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey Bryant tells the station certain judges hand ...

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Chafin elected to Court of Appeals

Tazewell County Circuit Judge Teresa M. Chafin was elected to the Court of Appeals of Virginia in an early morning General Assembly session that left confusion and controversy about other judicial appointments. It appeared that the Assembly elected Fredericksburg lawyer ...

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Judge candidate draws fire for gay rights stance

A pro-family advocacy group has targeted a Richmond prosecutor up for a general district court judgeship in General Assembly judicial elections today. Deputy Richmond commonwealth’s attorney Tracy Thorne-Begland has a “long history of political activism,” claims The Family Foundation in ...

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Packing on the pounds

Pounds added up in a good way in the 2012 Legal Food Frenzy competition, which concluded with yesterday’s announcement by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of this year’s winners of the annual contest. The latest Food Frenzy raised 1.4 million pounds ...

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