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Tag Archives: Sen. Joe Morrissey

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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Assembly declines O’Berry reelection (access required)

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Chesterfield County General District Judge Pamela O’Berry was passed over Jan. 26 as the General Assembly voted to reelect sitting trial judges to new terms. O’Berry had come under fire from citizens who said she often failed to show respect ...

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