Thursday, February 22, 2007

Judge selection stories

The Lynchburg paper reports here: "The General Assembly today appointed F. Patrick Yeatts, a 37-year-old Lynchburg attorney, to serve as judge in Campbell County's General District Court." UPDATE: They also have this profile on Judge-to-be Yeatts.

The Charlottesville paper reports here: "Republican legislators have selected Cheryl V. Higgins to replace the retired Albemarle Circuit Judge Paul M. Peatross."

The Norfolk paper reports here: "Embattled Portsmouth Circuit Court Judge Dean W. Sword Jr. held on to his job Wednesday afternoon as the House of Delegates, after an emotional 45-minute debate, voted 54-39 to reject a motion to remove him from the bench." The same story notes: "Norfolk prosecutor Karen J. Burrell was named to the Circuit Court, and Lauri D. Hogge was named to the juvenile and domestic relations court."

The Fredericksburg paper reports here: "David H. Beck, currently a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge, and Gordon F. Willis, currently a General District Court judge, were both elected to the 15th Judicial Circuit Court for eight-year terms."

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