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Legal leaders back Thorne-Begland for judgeship

Five leading attorneys at Richmond’s largest law firms have added their signatures to a letter urging the appointment of Tracy Thorne-Begland, the openly gay Richmond prosecutor rejected for a judgeship by the House of Delegates. “Several of us thought that ...

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Judges could name Thorne-Begland to the bench

His election to a Richmond judgeship might have been rejected by the House of Delegates, but Tracy Thorne-Begland could get an interim appointment from the city’s circuit judges. As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, the six circuit judges in Richmond have ...

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Chafin elected to Court of Appeals

Tazewell County Circuit Judge Teresa M. Chafin was elected to the Court of Appeals of Virginia in an early morning General Assembly session that left confusion and controversy about other judicial appointments. It appeared that the Assembly elected Fredericksburg lawyer ...

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Judge candidate draws fire for gay rights stance

A pro-family advocacy group has targeted a Richmond prosecutor up for a general district court judgeship in General Assembly judicial elections today. Deputy Richmond commonwealth’s attorney Tracy Thorne-Begland has a “long history of political activism,” claims The Family Foundation in ...

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Assembly likely to act on judgeships this week (access required)

The General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow, April 17, to act on the conference budget proposal hammered out by conferees from the Senate and the House of Delegates. The number of judgeships to be filled apparently has been negotiated. The budget ...

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