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Eight on deck: General Assembly taps new judges for appeals court (access required)

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The Virginia General Assembly elected eight new judges to the Court of Appeals on Aug. 10, completing a historic expansion of the court and ushering in new diversity in race, gender and background. The eight new judges, along with their ...

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New rules for judges: High court proposes revisions to judicial canons (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia is floating proposed new Canons of Judicial Conduct for public input and comment. Under the proposal, which streamlines the current canons, a judge may: Participate in social media, within restraint. Participate in community activities, to ...

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VSB rates 45 for 7 appeals court seats (access required)

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A Virginia State Bar committee has reported recommendations to the General Assembly for 45 candidates for seven vacancies on the Virginia Court of Appeals. The VSB’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, or JCEC, rated candidates as “qualified” or “highly qualified” for ...

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Special powers: Lawyer-legislators pick judges, can stop cases with privilege (access required)

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Virginia lawyers who serve in the General Assembly enjoy outsized powers and privileges in their interactions with the judges who rule on their cases. But any regulation would be impractical, many of them say. In Virginia, lawyer-legislators can have a ...

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