Sunday, February 11, 2007

An end run thwarted (for once)

This article provides an interesting backstory on Terry Kilgore's attempt to introduce an amendment to statute requiring state court judges to reside in the circuit where they preside ("You must reside where you preside"). Seems that a Circuit Court judge from the 29th Circuit wanted to build a house on the river in the 30th Circuit. Mr. Kilgore proposed an amendment that would excuse sitting judges from the residency requirement. Nine days after the reporter asked about it, Mr. Kilgore tabled the proposed bill.