Friday, April 28, 2006

Chief Justice Hassell addresses Sabato 101

The CD has this report on Chief Justice Hassell's appearance before Professor Sabato's PLAP 101 class. (In my day, it is GFAG 101.)

One of the things he is quoted is saying was this:

"According to Hassell, half of the population will encounter the judicial system at some point in their lives and half of these will not be able to afford good lawyers.

Hassell said he requested the General Assembly to give the judicial system an additional $25 million to pay court-appointed attorneys. He received about $8 million.

Virginia has the lowest amount of compensation for court-appointed attorneys in the nation, according to Hassell.

'That is just wrong, wrong, wrong,' Hassell said."

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