The House Courts of Justice committee on Friday voted 11-to-4 to report legislation designed to eliminate judges’ discretion to delay findings of guilt in many criminal cases. House Bill 750, sponsored by Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, would bar deferred disposition ...Read More »
A Roanoke federal judge has ordered the Pittsylvania County supervisors to halt the routine use of Christian prayers to open their meetings. U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski held Friday that none of the arguments in favor of the county ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar’s deadline for candidates to request an interview for possible endorsement is tomorrow. There are two new names to add to the list of interested individuals: * Patricia Palmer Nagel, a solo practitioner in Williamsburg. * Montgomery ...
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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli apparently hopes to reassure doubters that a state constitutional amendment to rein in eminent domain powers will not turn into a drain on local taxpayers. A just released official opinion from the AG suggests localities ...Read More »
Federal Magistrate Judge F. Bradford Stillman of Norfolk will retire in September, he says. Stillman, 65, tells The Virginian-Pilot he plans to enjoy his family and his expected first grandchild. Stillman’s legal career was not so placid. As lead attorney ...Read More »
There are a least five potential candidates for a pending seat on the Court of Appeals. Appeals Court Judge James Haley will be retiring later this year, so the General Assembly will be choosing a successor this session. Maybe. That’s ...Read More »