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Tag Archives: Virginia General Assembly

Unfinished business: Assembly departs without filling Supreme Court seats (access required)

Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly ended its regular 2022 session on March 12 without electing judges to fill two openings on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Legislators did elect 30 trial court judges late in the session. They also clashed over ...

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

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

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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