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15 or 17? House, Senate leaders disagree on how to expand appeals court (access required)

Virginia Democrats are split on whether the Court of Appeals needs four or six new judges to handle the burden of providing an appeal of right for every circuit court judgment. Otherwise, however, the blueprint for an expanded intermediate appellate court is generally the same in both Senate and House bills filed Jan. 12 at the ...