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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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Hellwig to be new W&L law school dean

Washington & Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio announced the appointment of W&L Law Prof. Brant Hellwig, an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the law school, effective July 1, 2015. Hellwig succeeds Nora V. Demleitner, who ...

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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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House defeats death penalty secrecy bill

(AP) The Virginia House of Delegates has defeated legislation that would allow companies providing drugs for lethal-injection executions to keep their identities and the drugs’ components secret. Supporters said the provision was necessary because the state is running out of ...

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