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Courts committees set process for filling judicial vacancies (access required)

David B. Albo, chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, has asked the Virginia State Bar to vet additional candidates to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Karen A. Gould, executive director of the VSB, said ...

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Recusal can be a touchy moment for a lawyer (access required)

It can be a ticklish and touchy moment for a lawyer: the judge in a case has a conflict and needs to pass the file to a colleague. But whether, and how, to ask a judge to recuse herself can ...

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Kinser formally installed as high court’s new chief (access required)

Cynthia Dinah Fannon Kinser was formally invested yesterday as Virginia’s first woman chief justice and only the 25th person to hold that position in the long history of the commonwealth. With family, friends and much of the state’s political elite ...

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Hernandez prompts separate interview sessions for high court (access required)

A legislative session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia split – literally – over the court’s recent decision in Hernandez v. Commonwealth. That case held that judges can defer entering judgment in criminal cases ...

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