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  •  Upon further investigation.. (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, LordMike

    Two justices were appointed by Tim Kaine, then retroactively elected by the legislature. One was appointed by George Allen.

    Of the other 4 justices:
    1 is former Republican AG Bill Mims
    1 is African-American
    1 was first appointed to a Virginia court by George Allen
    and the last in unclear. She was elected to the Court in 2011.

    24, Practical Progressive Democrat (-4.75, -4.51), DKE Gay Caucus Majority Leader, IN-02; Swingnut. Defeat Wacky Jackie for 2014!

    by HoosierD42 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:44:09 PM PST

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    •  The last one sounds like a republican... (0+ / 0-)

      She's from SW Virginia and was recommended by the house.

      So, it's 4-3 against us, with some of the older GOP'ers possibly being swing votes.  It's a question of how ideological/partisan this court is.  Since they are elected by the assembly, if they side with the mid decade redistricting, then they would be locks to be renominated/elected.  A couple of the justices are approaching mandatory retirement, though.

      Maybe the VA GOP has gamed it all out with the courts.

      GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

      by LordMike on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 02:33:22 AM PST

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