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Local bar endorses Alexander reappointment

The Franklin County Bar Association has taken the unusual step of endorsing the reappointment of a sitting judge . Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander was passed over when judicial reappointments were routinely approved by the General Assembly last month. ...

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Judicial Council recommends judicial retirement at age 73 (access required)

The Virginia Judicial Council has submitted proposed legislation to the General Assembly that would increase the retirement age for judges to 73, pave the way for electronic filing in state courts and establish procedures when a judicial emergency exists. In ...

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Lawyer’s husband accused of cocaine possession

The husband of a Hampton lawyer often mentioned as a judicial candidate has been arrested on drug possession charges, according to the Daily Press . William Carson Thomas, 51, husband of Kathy Gear Owens, is accused of possessing cocaine, marijuana ...

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Back from the dead: Judicial performance evaluations (access required)

Some members of the Senate and House Courts of Justice Committee want to see the judicial performance evaluation program revived. A brief discussion of that possibility started after what was apparently an exceptionally glowing evaluation of Danville General District Judge ...

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