Monday, February 19, 2007

Lynchburg paper asks whether Virginia judgeships are for sale

The Lynchburg paper editorializes here against the nefarious influence of campaign contributions on the selection of local state court judges in Virginia.

As it turns out, the main example they gave was a poor one, as that fellow whose father made some contributions didn't get the nod.

So, when the families of lawyers are asked for campaign contributions, they can say to their legislators that the Lynchburg paper told them to save their money, besides which there is no guarantee of any return on their investment.

Or, they might say that their right to freedom of expression is the same as anyone's and they will not be censored in their expression by the likes of the Lynchburg paper.

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