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Senate, House to reconcile how to thaw judicial freeze (access required)

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 ...

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Fairfax bar seeks judge funding, but not from VSB

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 ...

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‘Don’t merge us,’ says Alexandria bar

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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Budget amendments for judges proposed (access required)

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 ...

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VSB backs off lobbying on judges, its reserve (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will try to keep a low profile on the two major issues facing the legal system in the General Assembly this session, VSB President Irving M. Blank told the organization’s executive committee recently. “The ball has ...

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All incumbent judges certified (access required)

The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees certified 58 incumbent judges yesterday as qualified for reappointment. The list includes Virginia Court of Appeals judges D. Arthur Kelsey and Elizabeth A. McClanahan, both candidates for the Supreme Court vacancy that ...

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Albo: Race for high court is wide open (access required)

Candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy can begin politicking in earnest now that bar groups have evaluated them and the legislative session is about to begin, according to Del. David B. Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House of ...

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