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Budget deal would unfreeze 23 judgeships

The budget compromise hammered out last week by House and Senate conferees includes money for filling 23 trial court judgeships, according to a knowledgeable source. The plan would unfreeze 10 circuit court positions, six general district court slots, and seven ...

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House certifies judge candidates

Wrapping up judicial interviews this morning, legislative committees have voted to certify all but one of the candidates who interviewed this week. The full House has again postponed a vote on judges. Only Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kimberley S. White ...

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Judge elections postponed – again

Once again, the House and Senate have put off judicial elections for a day as budget negotiations continue. Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, said discussions continue with the Senate. “They are doing their best to work out an agreement to proceed. ...

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Judge elections postponed

Both the Virginia House and Senate agreed to delay election of judges until Thursday as budget wrangling continues. The schedule for the General Assembly session required a vote on an extension of time if agreement was not reached on the ...

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Judge interview roster released

The joint House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees will meet this afternoon to conduct interviews of judicial candidates. In addition to the nine candidates for the vacancy in the Virginia Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge ...

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VSB eyes new approach to judicial evaluations (access required)

Virginia State Bar leaders hope to fine-tune the VSB’s program for evaluating candidates for judgeships. The Judicial Nominations Committee would get a new name under a package of proposed changes. Because the VSB does not actually “nominate” candidates for the ...

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Monday leads in bar nods for appeals court (access required)

Roanoke attorney Monica Taylor Monday is the leader in support from Virginia’s statewide bar groups for a seat on the Virginia Court of Appeals. Judge James J. Haley Jr. is retiring in March; leaders of the Senate and House of ...

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House, Senate have different judicial defrosting plans

House budget planners appear willing to turn up the heat a bit more than their Senate counterparts when it comes to unfreezing Virginia trial court judgeships. A House Appropriations subcommittee recommends filling 33 judgeships that would otherwise be left unfilled. ...

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