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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.


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

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