Friday, February 16, 2007

Judicial Selections - Norfolk (2)

Hopefully this is the final take on the Norfolk judicial vacancies. On Thursday, the Virginian Pilot called for a review of the judicial selection process. Today, Norfolk area Democratic legislators supported Delegate Rerras' selections to fill the vacancies. Again, the issue is more about local bar associations feeling excluded from the process. But the system is, and has always been clear: the General Assembly gets to pick, the local legislators are given preference to make the choice, and if you don't like their choices, you can use the political process because "Voters . . . have the final say on the matter."