Thursday, October 27, 2011

On the Bristol Circuit Court Clerk's race

The Bristol paper reports here on the candidates for Clerk of Court for the Circuit Court of Bristol, Virginia.

Terry Rohr can tell people that I am for her or against her, whichever will get her the most votes. Some state court clerk's offices are better than others - the Bristol office has always been helpful.

Her opponent suggests that Bristol might be better off if the technology in the Clerk's office was more cutting edge. I am not so sure about that. The problems I have had from time to time with the eLegal system they use for electronic filing in civil cases in Wise County make me think that that system is not quite perfected.

Monday, October 24, 2011

On the new Justice Powell from Virginia

Here is a report from the Richmond paper on the swearing in of Justice Cleo Powell, and here is an interesting story about the photography at the event. I don't know which of the photographers took the photograph shown here, from a media website.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Speculations about Senator Puckett's seat

Both the Bristol and Roanoke papers ran articles suggesting that Senator Puckett is in a competitive race for re-election, where his opponent is Adam Light. The Washington Post reported similarly on statewide Republican donations to Light.

In the pursuit of re-election, Senator Puckett has declared that he will not vote to re-elect President Obama in 2012, as stated here and here and here and here.