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The consequences of legislative gridlock

Thanks to politics and posturing in the General Assembly, three judgeships in Hampton were left unfilled when the legislature last left Richmond, leaving the locals to clean up the mess.

Lawyers and judges in Hampton have been muddling through, but they wonder when politics will take a vacation – it’s been four long years since things were normal in the courts there. The Daily Press provides a piece on how justice continues to be meted out on the Peninsula – with retired judges, substitute judges and temporary judges.

No sign of duct tape or baling wire. Yet.

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