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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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Morrissey to get law office items back

(AP) After a tumultuous two-hour hearing, jailed Virginia lawmaker Joseph Morrissey left court Monday with the assurance that prosecutors will soon return office equipment and copies of files seized from his office last month in an investigation that led to ...

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