RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds saved the Senate Courts of Justice Committee the trouble of killing his bill to abolish the Virginia Court of Appeals. Deeds almost jokingly called his bill “real reform” in presenting it ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia is pushing back against an effort to strip judges of their power to order courthouse construction. A state Senate bill aimed at easing financial burdens on localities includes a provision intended to restrict the ability ...Read More »
The House Courts of Justice committee on Friday voted 11-to-4 to report legislation designed to eliminate judges’ discretion to delay findings of guilt in many criminal cases. House Bill 750, sponsored by Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, would bar deferred disposition ...Read More »
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli apparently hopes to reassure doubters that a state constitutional amendment to rein in eminent domain powers will not turn into a drain on local taxpayers. A just released official opinion from the AG suggests localities ...Read More »
There are a least five potential candidates for a pending seat on the Court of Appeals. Appeals Court Judge James Haley will be retiring later this year, so the General Assembly will be choosing a successor this session. Maybe. That’s ...Read More »
The Virginia General Assembly reelected incumbent judges today, but did not elect two former legislators to the bench. Former Front Royal delegate Clay Athey, a Republican, was up for a seat on the 26th Judicial Circuit in Harrisonburg and former ...Read More »
A political clash in the state Senate Tuesday delayed otherwise routine Virginia judicial elections at least until Thursday. Democrats and Republicans differed over whether to elect a slate of 49 judges that included two new faces – both former delegates. ...
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