Introduced by: Charniele L. Herring | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles

Court of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia shall be within the discretion of the Supreme Court. The bill leaves unchanged the current requirement that in criminal cases the Commonwealth must petition the Court of Appeals for granting of an appeal. The bill increases from 11 to 15 the number of judges on the Court of Appeals. The bill also (i) provides jurisdiction to the Court of Appeals ov