Politics' Role in Selecting Judges Condemned, Defended

Number 23258
Subject Courts
Source Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
State VA
Year 2007
Publication Date 02/12/2007
Summary "Virginia remains the only state in the nation in which the legislature - specifically the majority party - wields all the power in the judicial selection process." Because of this, patronage is a problem, as judges have been appointed to positions after making "hefty campaign contributions to the legislators who picked them."
Category General
Pages 2
Keywords Patronage; campaign contributions; judicial appointments; judicial selection
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