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Hassell: Judicial evaluation program is dead

ABINGDON–Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr., speaking at a “town hall” meeting in Southwest Virginia, pronounced an obituary for the state’s controversial judicial performance evaluation program.

“It’s dead – that’s about the nicest way I can say it,” Hassell said. “That program will not exist for quite some time, I believe, because of the state’s dire financial condition.”

The JPE program prompted an unusual stand-off between the judicial branch and some members of the legislature during the 2009 General Assembly session.

By Peter Vieth

2 comments

  1. This is an outrage. Courts are not courts of record, secret juries and no oversight of judges. Am I the only one who sees a pattern here?

  2. This is an outrage. Courts are not courts of record, secret juries and no oversight of judges. Am I the only one who sees a pattern here?