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Tag Archives: Gov. Ralph Northam

At the breaking point: Prince William County seeks additional circuit judgeship (access required)

Frayed rope about to break

With a dozen legislators of both parties on board, a request to add a seventh judge to the circuit bench in fast-growing Prince William County seems likely to prevail at the 2022 General Assembly. The request, which is supported by ...

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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 ...

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Assembly acts to fill new appeals court judgeships (access required)

A long-dormant proposal to expand the Court of Appeals of Virginia suddenly became a flashpoint issue this month as General Assembly Democrats prepared to fill an expected four new judicial seats while Republicans derided the initiative as a liberal “pack-the-court” ...

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Supreme Court splits on eviction delay power (access required)

A divided Supreme Court of Virginia has acceded to a request from the governor to institute a second suspension of Virginia eviction proceedings. The new, four-week freeze was welcomed by legal aid housing advocates, but the court’s Aug. 7 published ...

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