Judicial Selection, by Stephen Ware, a law professor at KU, in Lawrence, Kansas.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Partisan Battle to Appoint to Virginia Supreme Court
Virginia is one of only two states in which the legislature selects the supreme court. As noted earlier, A Democratic governor recently filled a vacancy with someone (Justice Jane Marum Roush) the Republican legislature recently chose to replace.As the Richmond Times reports, "If the legislature remains in session, Roush would have to leave the court 30 days from Monday without legislative endorsement. If it remains adjourned, McAuliffe could appoint her to another interim term that would last until 30 days following the next session of the General Assembly.