Gov. Kaine and legislative leaders are announcing what they call a “landmark agreement” to pass a statewide smoking ban in Virginia’s bars and restaurants. The only exceptions, they say, are for private clubs and for restaurants with independently-ventilated smoking rooms. ...Read More »
The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees will interview a sixth candidate tomorrow for a Virginia Court of Appeals vacancy – Prince William County Circuit Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. A member of the Prince William delegation, Del. Jackson ...Read More »
The Virginia Court of Appeals today fined a Suffolk lawyer $1,000 and disbarred her indefinitely from practicing before the court because she repeatedly ignored the court’s orders. The difficulties of Anne Marston Lynch began in March 2008 when she filed ...
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A legislative subcommittee approved bills last night that would have the General Assembly take over the judicial performance evaluation program and limit the tenure of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to eight years. The subcommittee also ...
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Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell will resign that job to concentrate on his campaign for governor, reports say. The Virginian-Pilot says McDonnell announced his plan in an e-mail to staffers this morning. He reportedly expects chief deputy Bill Mims to ...Read More »
Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Earle Mobley (left) got a public pat on the back Saturday from columnist Roger Chesley at The Virginian-Pilot. The piece highlight’s Mobley’s unsolicited telephone call to lawyers in a high-profile murder trial underway in nearby Chesapeake. In ...Read More »