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Assembly trims judge funding plans

The budget approved by the General Assembly Saturday provides money for unfreezing only five extra judgeships in addition to the 15 proposed in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal.

Earlier this month, the House and Senate introduced budget plans that were far more generous to the judiciary. The House proposed filling an extra 17 judgeships and the Senate plan offered 11 more hires than the governor’s budget.

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  1. Filling judicial vacancies used to be automatic. When did it become a luxury to have a full judiciary?

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