Virginia Court of Appeals Judges Cleo E. Powell and Elizabeth A. McClanahan appear to be set to move up to the Supreme Court of Virginia under an agreement between House Democrats and Senate Republicans. The General Assembly will convene Friday ...Read More »
A Norfolk man who posted menacing lyrics on his MySpace page can be convicted of communicating written threats, even if the alleged victim didn’t have a computer, the Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday. John Holcomb used online rhythm and ...Read More »
Members of the House and Senate were still negotiating at press time to settle on candidates to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia, with Court of Appeals Judges Elizabeth A. McClanahan and Cleo E. Powell apparently acceptable ...Read More »
A deal may be in the works to elevate two Virginia Court of Appeals judges to the Supreme Court of Virginia and replace them with Gov. Bob McDonnell’s former law partner and a Portsmouth circuit judge. Judges Elizabeth A. McClanahan ...Read More »
The state appears unlikely to get any new judges elected before April 25 at the earliest, although the General Assembly moved closer to filling two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Republican caucus in the House of Delegates ...Read More »
The horse trading has begun. Legislators wrapped up judicial interviews last week, and starting today, they’re ready to name names for open judgeships in Virginia. The House Republican caucus will meet to elect two justices to the Supreme Court of ...Read More »
The advice for effective advocacy before the Virginia Court of Appeals ranged from the very general – Don’t be a jerk – to the very specific – Get your citations right. Rudeness to the court’s staff and personal attacks on ...Read More »
The field for two seats on the Supreme Court of Virginia has swelled to 19 candidates. Five judges on the Court of Appeals – almost half the court – are seeking a promotion. And potential justices include five circuit judges, ...Read More »
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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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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