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Assembly taps 31 for judgeships in trial courts  (access required)

The General Assembly approved a new term for one sitting judge and elected 30 others to Virginia trial court benches Feb. 23. But the legislators denied a third term to Chesterfield County General District Judge Pamela O’Berry and also rejected ...

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Mandatory minimum bills advance

(AP) Lawmakers in both chambers of the General Assembly advanced criminal justice reform measures that would eliminate mandatory minimums in favor of allowing judges more sentencing discretion. Senate Bill 1443, introduced by Sen. John S. Edwards, D-Roanoke, narrowly passed Feb. 5 ...

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VSB ranks candidates for Appeals Court seats (access required)

As the General Assembly refines plans to expand the Court of Appeals of Virginia to 15 or 17 judges, Virginia bar organizations are making recommendations on who should fill the extra seats. A Virginia State Bar committee reported 11 candidates ...

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