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Bill to add judgeships advances

The Senate Finance Committee has given approval to a bill to shuffle Virginia trial court judgeships in accordance with last year’s caseload study. Senate Bill 443 represents a trimmed down version of the recommendations from the study performed by the ...

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Judge won’t reconsider police ruling

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) — A Charlottesville judge has declined to change a ruling on police jurisdiction that has caught the attention of law enforcement agencies around Virginia. Circuit Judge Paul M. Peatross’ decision came in a case involving Albemarle County officers ...

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Padrick elected to third term on circuit bench (access required)

Virginia Beach Circuit Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. finally won re-election by the General Assembly Tuesday after his nomination struggled to get approval from the legislature’s courts committees. Padrick had to overcome opposition from a child victim advocacy group whose ...

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Bar groups to consider judgeship candidates

With the announced retirement of U.S. District Judge Samuel G. Wilson of Roanoke, Virginia bar groups are preparing to evaluate candidates for the opening. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have asked the Virginia State Bar and other statewide ...

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