Even though the U.S. Senate judiciary committee is moving ahead with confirmation hearings, including that of Virginia Supreme Court Justice G. Steven Agee yesterday, Republicans reportedly continue to grumble about the pace of judicial confirmations. The Baltimore Sun’s James Oliphant ...Read More »
Who pays the defense lawyer’s bill when one of Virginia’s elected constitutional officers gets sued? Sometimes, of course, it’s the taxpayers. Constitutional officers seem to be getting sued a lot recently. There is former Sheriff George McMillan in Roanoke (represented ...
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Even the most even-tempered judge knows. Sometimes the lawyers in your courtroom are just going to yank your chain. But a judge can be too quick to pull the trigger on a summary contempt citation under Va. Code § 18.2-456, ...Read More »
Two vastly different stories emerge from the pleadings in a Newport News federal lawsuit where a woman claims she was refused service at an IHOP restaurant, according to the Virginia Gazette.Read More »
The nomination of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Steven Agee to the federal appeals bench has turned into a political football as U.S. senators wage their long-running battle over judicial nominations. Despite the wrangling, however, there is no suggestion that the ...Read More »
The General Assembly earlier this week elected judges for many of the open seats across the commonwealth. One of the positions that remained vacant after Wednesday was a general district judgeship in Roanoke County. Judge Julian Raney retired at the ...Read More »