Questions from lawmakers this week signaled a lot of interest in the ongoing study that could lead to changes in judge assignments around Virginia. Responding to a question from Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, Virginia Supreme Court Executive Secretary Karl ...Read More »
Largely suppressing any public disagreement, the Virginia General Assembly last Tuesday reversed last year’s rejection of an openly gay judge candidate with the election of Tracy Thorne-Begland to a full term on the Richmond General District Court bench. Thorne-Begland was ...
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In a block vote, the Virginia House Courts of Justice Committee today certified candidates interviewed in December and today for judicial posts they currently occupy. That includes Richmond General District Court Judge Tracy Thorne-Begland, an openly gay former prosecutor appointed ...Read More »
‘Tis the season for local bar associations to urge the General Assembly to pay special attention to their districts and circuits when deciding how to budget and fill judgeships around the commonwealth. The latest entreaty comes from the Roanoke Bar ...Read More »
Bob Goodlatte was twenty years out of practice with his courtroom skills when he had to share prosecution duties in the impeachment of a federal judge. Goodlatte, Virginia’s 6th District congressman, presented evidence before a U.S. Senate panel in 2010 ...Read More »