A spreadsheet prepared for House and Senate budget conferees shows how they went about deciding which judicial vacancies to fill. The table compares the caseload of judges in circuits and districts with the average caseload per judge. With one exception, ...Read More »
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The General Assembly recessed tonight until April 4 after approving a budget that includes money to fill 21 judgeships that the legislature froze in its 2010 session. The legislature also rejected the proposal of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell that it ...Read More »
A legislative session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia split – literally – over the court’s recent decision in Hernandez v. Commonwealth. That case held that judges can defer entering judgment in criminal cases ...
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Come, let us reason together. It’s time for the “reconciliation” process. The Senate Finance and House Appropriations committees have some serious reconciling to do on the freeze on filling judicial vacancies. The Senate committee would melt the freeze by appropriating ...Read More »
The 2,145-member Fairfax Bar Association has chimed in with the pleas for filling Virginia judicial vacancies. An FBA resolution this week urges General Assembly members to fully fund all vacant judgeships and to reject the governor’s plan to use $5 ...Read More »
The Alexandria Bar Association adds its voice to the clamor over the legislative proposal to realign Virginia’s judicial districts and circuits with a two-page resolution adopted last week. Merging the circuits for Alexandria and Arlington County would cause an undue ...
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Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. has requested a budget amendment that would restore full funding for frozen judicial vacancies. The measure would cost about $4.8 million, and was one of several amendments submitted by delegates and senators to ...Read More »
The General Assembly unanimously elected on Tuesday all 58 Virginia Court of Appeals, circuit and district judges who were up for reappointment. The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees had certified the judges for reappointment last week. Under legislative ...Read More »