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Tag Archives: Judge Rudolph Bumgardner III

CAV: Retroactive support modification can’t cure arrearages

The circuit court did not err in modifying a husband’s spousal support obligation from about $7,800 to $4,800 based on his ability to pay, but it also properly declined to make the modification retroactive. Background Husband and Wife married in ...

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CAV: Two hit-and-run convictions not for same offense

A defendant’s constitutional right against double jeopardy was not violated by her convictions for both felony murder and felony hit-and-run. Background One morning in September 2014, a woman later identified as Defendant Sarah Flanders drove a red Dodge Durango onto ...

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Court: Judges can advocate on courthouse issues

Two judges who vigorously advocated against a courthouse relocation referendum did not commit judicial misconduct, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The unanimous court dismissed judicial ethics charges against Senior Court of Appeals Judge Rudolph Bumgardner III and retired ...

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Reversal in Track Coach’s ‘Computer Solicitation’ Case

Although defendant, a 40-year-old specialty track coach, sent a 16-year-old student flirtatious and sexually explicit text messages, including a graphic description of a dream in which he and the student engaged in a variety of sexual acts, his text messages ...

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Bar leaders, ACLU back judges’ right to advocate

A group of 23 former presidents of the Virginia Bar Association, as well as two civil liberties organizations, have come to the defense of two Virginia  judges accused of improper political activity. The former VBA presidents filed a friend of ...

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