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Senate approves increasing judicial retirement age

The mandatory retirement age for Virginia judges would increase from 70 to 73 under a bill approved by the state Senate Monday. The bill could face an uphill battle on the House side of the General Assembly, however. The civil ...

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Courts committee has questions on Rules of Evidence

Some lawyer members of a House subcommittee studying proposed Rules of Evidence fear the proposed legislation would change the balance of power between the legislature and the Supreme Court. What happens to the body of common law the Rules codify, ...

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Nurse practitioner bill is before legislature (access required)

A plan to make nurse practitioners part of collaborative health care teams leads the list of health care legislation at the 2012 Virginia General Assembly. The nurse practitioner plan, a compromise forged over a year of dialog among doctors and ...

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Incumbent judges reelected today

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 ...

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Senate standoff puts judge elections on hold

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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