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Tag Archives: Judge James W. Updike Jr.

Judges face scrutiny before courts committees (access required)

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A Bedford judge came to make amends for a temper outburst and found himself – alongside his local commonwealth’s attorney – defending his court’s sentencing practices. A Virginia Beach judge complained he was unfairly forced to defend accusations about a ...

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Circuit judge may face conduct inquiry (access required)

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A circuit judge up for re-election at the coming General Assembly session may confront questions about his curt treatment of a lawyer during a 2009 courtroom exchange that prompted a disciplinary charge. That year, Bedford County Circuit Judge James W. ...

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