Friday, September 05, 2003

Lame duck clerk of court appeals order on scheduling criminal matters

According to this story in the Daily Press, the circuit court judge in Hampton got together and entered an order requiring the clerk to accelerate scheduling of certain criminal matters, in accordance with their interpretation of Virginia law, and somehow the clerk (who lost the nomination in his effort to get reelected) is appealing that order to the Virginia Supreme Court.

I was just trying to explain to a new employee in our office earlier this week that in state court in Virginia, the judges and the clerks and the sheriffs answer to different people and are not always on the same page - I guess this is an extreme example.

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