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 ...Read More »
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(UPDATED 4/26/10 9:47 a.m.)The Virginia State Bar’s judicial nominating committee has found 12 candidates to be highly qualified for pending U. S. District Court vacancies in Virginia – eight for a Western District seat and four for a slot in ...Read More »
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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Updated and corrected 4/2/10 12:03 p.m. The Virginia State Bar’s judicial nominating committee will consider two more candidates for a federal judgeship in Norfolk, in part because only two candidates had expressed interest by the VSB’s March 22 deadline. The ...Read More »
The effect of the freeze on filling judicial vacancies in district and circuit courts may well be even bleaker than it first appeared. The judiciary budget adopted by the General Assembly reflects an expectation that the system will have almost ...Read More »