The Associated Press reports today that President Barack Obama plans to nominate U.S. District Judge Andre Davis of Baltimore for one of four vacancies on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. If Davis were to become the 12th judge on ...Read More »
Chief Justice Leroy R. Hassell Sr. defended yesterday a decision to eliminate payments for unused sick and vacation days for retiring district court judges. Hassell told the Virginia Judicial Council that elimination of the payments was in the context of ...Read More »
The Virginia Judicial Council adopted today the proposed revision of the rules of appellate procedure essentially as recommended by a 27-member committee headed by Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons. The revisions to Part 5 of the Supreme Court and ...Read More »
Rocky Mount lawyer Carolyn Furrow cuts through the jargon to offer legal advice for radio listeners in Franklin County. In each half-hour of “Law Talk,” she fields listeners’ questions about legal issues of all sorts, reports The Roanoke Times, clarifying ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review the dismissal of the felony spam convictions of Jeremy Jaynes. The Supreme Court of Virginia had upheld his convictions and nine-year prison term on a 4-3 vote in February 2008 but reversed them unanimously ...Read More »
Gov. Tim Kaine is proposing amendments to legislation that would make sure that the state gets $125 million in unemployment money from the federal stimulus package. The state already has received $62.5 million as part of the unemployment modernization program ...
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Del. Franklin P. Hall, D-Richmond, announced his retirement today after 34 years in the General Assembly, and Gov. Timothy M. Kaine promptly appointed him to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Hall, 70, served as House minority leader from 2002-2008, ...Read More »