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Hassell to step down as Chief (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. told the annual meeting of state court judges Tuesday that he will step down after two four-year terms as head of the judicial branch. The announcement came during the chief justice’s annual State ...

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Balancing budgets, balancing caseloads

NORFOLK – Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. says he will not invoke his constitutional power to reassign judges to courts suffering under heavy caseloads. His declaration came earlier today during his State of the Judiciary address to Virginia circuit ...

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Balancing budgets, balancing caseloads (access required)

NORFOLK – Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. says he will not invoke his constitutional power to reassign judges to courts suffering under heavy caseloads. His declaration came earlier today during his State of the Judiciary address to Virginia circuit ...

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Hassell to step down as chief (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. told the annual meeting of state court judges today that he will step down after two four-year terms as head of the judicial branch. The announcement came during the chief justice’s annual State ...

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Gibney appears before Senate committee for Richmond seat (access required)

Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney was well received in a brief appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon in his quest for a federal judgeship in Richmond. Gibney appeared to benefit from the greater interest of committee members in ...

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Gibney’s committee appearance brief

Updated at 10 p.m., April 28, with a link to the hearing. Gibney’s segment begins 124 minutes and 50 seconds into the hearing. Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney spent less than 15 minutes before the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon ...

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VTLA, APABA announce endorsements

Two more bar groups have announced their endorsements for two federal court vacancies. The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association found U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck highly qualified for a U.S. District Court seat in Norfolk. The VTLA found Linda S. ...

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Gibney gets nomination

President Barack Obama nominated Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. today for a U.S. District Court vacancy in Richmond. Virginia’s U.S. senators, Jim Webb and Mark Warner, had recommended Gibney for the post and hailed the nomination. It has been ...

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Urbanski gets nod from Roanoke bar

The Roanoke Bar Association today voted to recommend U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski for the vacancy created when U.S. District Judge Norman Moon took senior status in February. Virginia’s two U.S. senators have requested recommendations from bar groups for the ...

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