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The Virginia General Assembly has appointed Attorney Tanya Bullock, a senior partner with the Bullock and Cooper Law Firm, to a Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations (JDR) Court judgeship. Bullock will replace Judge Ramona Taylor, an African American who was removed from the bench and denied an interview by the General Assembly Legislature.
Bullock is the fourth African American to be appointed to a judgeship in Virginia Beach. Currently, there is one other African American judge serving on the General District Court. There has never been a Black appointed to the Virginia Beach Circuit Court bench. Carl Wright, the current President of the city’s NAACP, said the civil rights group lobbied hard for Bullock’s appointment.