Saturday, March 7, 2009

Maybe now

The News Leader's headline story today is about a Staunton attorney being a defendant in a $1.4 million lawsuit. The attorney is also up for appointment as judge for the Staunton and Augusta General District Courts. While I have no idea about the merits of this suit, the fact of its existence appears to place a cloud over his potential selection.
The judgeship should not be allowed to remain vacant while legislators wrangle. Nor, should a decision be held hostage to the resolution of this suit - which could take months or years. Maybe now this person might withdraw from consideration thus helping to end the gridlock over this appointment so the vacancy can be filled at the reconvened session.

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