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Tag Archives: Virginia General Assembly

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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Appeals court plan still alive, despite lack of House action (access required)

Even though the Democrat-controlled House of Delegates largely has ignored the legislative proposal to expand the Court of Appeals of Virginia to allow appellate review for any circuit court judgment, the project remains alive on a legislative back burner, supporters ...

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