A King George County circuit judge may entertain a rare court challenge to the way the local school district handles discipline appeals. The law allowing Virginia circuit courts to hear appeals of school discipline cases is restrictive by design. A ...Read More »
University of Richmond law professor Peter Swisher has been selected by Virginia’s Court of Appeals to serve as Court Reporter for Civil Cases. As explained in the release from the law school, the job involves advising, editing, and counseling the ...
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Thanks to politics and posturing in the General Assembly, three judgeships in Hampton were left unfilled when the legislature last left Richmond, leaving the locals to clean up the mess. Lawyers and judges in Hampton have been muddling through, but ...Read More »
From the Roanoke Times comes word of the passing of former Rocky Mount lawyer Keister Greer. From a 1999 news release on the re-appointment of Mr. Greer to the U.Va. Board of Visitors: “T. Keister Greer has been a member ...Read More »
The Bat Phone has rung again for the prosecutor in Fincastle. Botetourt County Commonwealth’s Attorney Joel Branscom has long been the go-to guy in Southwest Virginia to serve as special prosecutor when the local parties are too close for comfort. ...Read More »
Norfolk Circuit Judge Chuck Griffith lost his job this spring when the General Assembly declined to give him a second eight-year term on the bench. But he didn’t stay out of work long. In fact, the day after his term ...Read More »