Unless Gov. Kaine intervenes, convicted cop killer Edward Bell will be executed later this week. The Associated Press (by way of the News & Messenger) reports that Bell was supposed to be executed last year for the 1999 shooting death ...Read More »
Gov. Kaine and legislative leaders are announcing what they call a “landmark agreement” to pass a statewide smoking ban in Virginia’s bars and restaurants. The only exceptions, they say, are for private clubs and for restaurants with independently-ventilated smoking rooms. ...Read More »
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine cancelled a governor’s mansion reception when he discovered it was being advertised as a fundraiser for a political group. According to the Washington Post, a political action committee formed to help Democratic women seek elected office asked ...
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Electing three new judges in Norfolk in the next session of the General Assembly apparently won’t be a repeat of the battle to fill three circuit court vacancies there that occurred this year. Sources say the delegation has agreed on: ...Read More »
The judicial system appears to have escaped unscathed from the latest round of budget cuts announced today by Gov. Tim Kaine. Kaine did not mention the court system in his remarks to the legislative money committees, and a quick check ...Read More »
LeRoy F. Millette Jr. was formally invested today as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, who elevated Millette from Prince William County Circuit Court to the Virginia Court of Appeals last year and to ...Read More »