Fight Over VA Supreme Court Yields no Winners. Judge Alston was rejected for the Virginia Supreme Court by the Virginia Senate sitting in a special session. Judge Roush, who was a recess appointment of Gov. McAuliffe, will leave her position by law 30 days from the date of her appointment. The Virginia Supreme Court will likely be short a Justice at least until January. One Republican Senator (Watkins) voted with the Democrats and the tiebreaking vote was cast by Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. Allegations of sexism and racism have flown back and forth. Both Judges are high caliber jurists known for fairness. EVERYONE in this scenario looks bad. McAuliffe: “I’m shocked — shocked! — that they wouldn’t give her the time of day, her day in court.” Yes, we are all buying your sincere reaction. “I’m embarrassed for the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” McAuliffe said.
Fight Over VA Supreme Court Yields no Winners
Having fallen prey to the allure of DC politics in college, Paul escaped only to make the similar judgment error of going to law school. Trained at the side of a sitting state Senator, Paul is now the owner of a law firm in Reston, Virginia. In previous years Paul built a base of support on Twitter @ppradoslaw and founded and wrote for a blog on Virginia politics and legal procedure northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com. As a pro-life libertarian, Paul finds himself at home within the broader conservative movement, and believes in a big tent Republican Party. In May 2016 Paul was elected as Chairman of the 11th Congressional District Republican Committee. Paul resides in western Fairfax County with his wife and children.