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Edwards makes plea for judgeships

Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, took to the Senate floor today to warn about that proposal to freeze judicial appointments in order to balance the budget.

“This short-sighted part of the House budget could do serious damage to the judicial system of Virginia,” Edwards said. He urged budget conferees to “recognize how important it is to maintain a full complement of judges throughout the commonwealth.”

Edwards joins the Virginia State Bar Council in opposing the plan to allow judicial vacancies to remain unfilled over the two-year budget period.

By Peter Vieth