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VCDL needs feedback on performance of Virginia judges in gun matters!

As required by the Virginia Constitution, judges in Virginia are
elected by the General Assembly and must face periodic re-election.
One of the gates these judges face are "interviews" by the General
Assembly's Courts of Justice Committees - and their next "interview"
will be on Friday, December 14th at 9AM at the General Assembly
Building.

Judges play a critical role in our government and are given
extraordinary powers to accomplish their job. For that reason, it is
important that we are on the lookout for judges who abuse or exceed
their legal powers.

Most judges do a great job, but there are exceptions.

ACTION ITEM: I intend to be at the hearing and make comments about
some of the judges up for re-election, but I need your help now.

If you have any information that a judge on the list below did not
properly handle a gun related matter, such as requiring more
information or documentation to apply for a concealed handgun permit
(CHP) than is authorized by state law, then email me with a short
summary of the details (e.g., your name, the judge's name, locality,
the date and nature of the problem, and any documentation you might
have).

For example, if a judge on this list rejected your proof of competence
arbitrarily, or required any "proof of residence," required an
interview, etc., I need to know about this ASAP!

The judges in Fairfax County, for example, sometimes deny CHP
applications because the applicant did not attach a copy of some
"proof of residence," something not required by Virginia statute. So
if Fairfax County judges Klein or Wooldridge have been involved in
this sort of thing, I need to now as soon as possible.

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Judicial Interviews
House and Senate Committees for Courts of Justice
Friday, December 14, 2007
House Room C - General Assembly Building


Judge John M. Farmer 29th Judicial District, Juvenile and Domestic
Relations Court (Tazewell, Buchanan, Russell, Dickenson)

Judge Florence A. Powell, pro tempore appointee 28th Judicial
District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court (Bristol, Smyth,
Washington)

Judge Junius P. Warren 21st Judicial District, Juvenile and Domestic
Relations Court (Martinsville, Patrick and Henry)

Judge Francis W. Burkart, III 23rd Judicial District, General District
Court (Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County)

Judge Robert M. D. Turk 27th Judicial Circuit (Galax, Radford,
Pulaski, Wythe, Carroll, Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, Bland, Grayson)

Judge Dennis Lee Hupp 26th Judicial Circuit (Harrisonburg, Winchester,
Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham)

Judge Stanley P. Klein 19th Judicial Circuit (Fairfax, Fairfax County)

Judge Robert W. Wooldridge, Jr. 19th Judicial Circuit (Fairfax,
Fairfax County)

Judge Burke F. McCahill 20th Judicial Circuit (Loudoun, Fauquier,
Rappahannock)

Judge Ian M. O'Flaherty 19th Judicial District, General District Court
(Fairfax, Fairfax County)

Judge Lorraine Nordlund 19th Judicial District, General District Court
(Fairfax, Fairfax County)

Judge Dean S. Worcester 20th Judicial District, General District Court
(Loudoun, Fauquier, Rappahannock)

Judge Wenda K. Travers 31st Judicial District, General District Court
(Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William)

Judge Janine M. Saxe, pro tempore appointee 19th Judicial District,
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court (Fairfax, Fairfax County)

Judge Janice Justina Wellington 31st Judicial District, Juvenile and
Domestic Relations Court (Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park)

Judge Jean Harrison Clements Court of Appeals of Virginia (Loudoun)

Judge Daniel R. Bouton 16th Judicial Circuit (Charlottesville,
Madison, Greene, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, Orange,
Culpeper)

Judge William G. Barkley 16th Judicial District, General District
Court (Charlottesville, Madison, Greene, Albemarle, Fluvanna,
Goochland, Louisa, Orange, Culpeper)

Judge Robert J. Humphreys Court of Appeals of Virginia (Virginia Beach)

Judge A. Bonwill Shockley 2nd Judicial Circuit (Virginia Beach)

Judge A. Joseph Canada, Jr. 2nd Judicial Circuit (Virginia Beach)

Judge Patricia L. West 2nd Judicial Circuit (Virginia Beach)

Judge Glen A. Tyler 2nd Judicial Circuit (Accomack, Northampton)

Judge Croxton Gordon 2A Judicial District, Juvenile and Domestic
Relations Court (Accomack, Northampton)

Judge Charles D. Griffith, Jr. 4th Judicial Circuit (Norfolk)

Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn, pro tempore appointee Supreme Court of
Virginia (Chesapeake)

Judge H. Vincent Conway, Jr. 7th Judicial Circuit (Newport News)

Judge Colon H. Whitehurst 1st Judicial District, General District
Court (Chesapeake)

Judge Stephen D. Bloom, pro tempore appointee 6th Judicial District,
General District Court (Emporia, Hopewell, Prince George, Surry,
Sussex, Greensville, Brunswick)

Judge Albert W. Patrick, III 8th Judicial District, General District
Court\ (Hampton)

Judge Bonnie L. Jones 8th Judicial District, General District Court
(Hampton)

Judge Leslie M. Osborn 10th Judicial Circuit (South Boston,
Cumberland, Buckingham, Appomattox, Prince Edward, Charlotte,
Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Halifax)

Judge James F. D'Alton, Jr. 11th Judicial Circuit (Petersburg,
Dinwiddie, Nottoway, Amelia, Powhatan)

Judge Michael C. Allen 12th Judicial Circuit (Chesterfield, Colonial
Heights)

Judge Cleo E. Powell 12th Judicial Circuit (Chesterfield, Colonial
Heights)

Judge Gary A. Hicks 14th Judicial Circuit (Henrico)

Judge Catherine C. Hammond 14th Judicial Circuit (Henrico)

Judge John Richard Alderman 15th Judicial Circuit (Fredericksburg,
King George, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, Hanover, Lancaster,
Northumberland, Westmoreland, Richmond, Essex)

Judge Robert D. Laney 12th Judicial District, General District Court
(Chesterfield, Colonial Heights)

Judge Jerry Hendrick, Jr. 12th Judicial District, Juvenile and
Domestic Relations Court (Chesterfield, Colonial Heights)

Judge Angela Edwards Roberts 13th Judicial District, Juvenile and
Domestic Relations Court (Richmond City)

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Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

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