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Tag Archives: Judge Rudolph Bumgardner III

Court: Judges can advocate on courthouse issues (access required)

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Two judges who vigorously advocated against a courthouse relocation referendum did not commit judicial misconduct, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The unanimous court dismissed judicial ethics charges against Senior Court of Appeals Judge Rudolph Bumgardner III and retired ...

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Reversal in Track Coach’s ‘Computer Solicitation’ Case (access required)

Although defendant, a 40-year-old specialty track coach, sent a 16-year-old student flirtatious and sexually explicit text messages, including a graphic description of a dream in which he and the student engaged in a variety of sexual acts, his text messages ...

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Bar leaders, ACLU back judges’ right to advocate (access required)

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A group of 23 former presidents of the Virginia Bar Association, as well as two civil liberties organizations, have come to the defense of two Virginia  judges accused of improper political activity. The former VBA presidents filed a friend of ...

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