The Alexandria Bar Association adds its voice to the clamor over the legislative proposal to realign Virginia’s judicial districts and circuits with a two-page resolution adopted last week.
Merging the circuits for Alexandria and Arlington County would cause an undue hardship, the resolution states. “[T]he residents of Alexandria and Arlington have unique and diverse needs and are geographically separate,” the bar says.
The resolution calls on the General Assembly to refuse to merge the two circuits, to fund any upcoming judicial vacancies in the Alexandria courts and to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges to 73.
By Peter Vieth