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I’m Not Emeril on the Amendment

I'm Not Emeril has a thoughtful post on the Marshall/Newman amendment up on his blog.

Although he says not sure yet how he'll vote on November 7, Alton raises a number of questions of concern about the serious implications of the amendment for all unmarried couples.

One question I'd like to pose for discussion… Alton refers to "liberal" courts and there's been much discussion of activist judges.  Unlike many states, Virginia's legislature elects our judges who serve terms of 6, 8 or 12 years depending on the court.  The legislature has not had any trouble recently not reappointing judges whose records they question.  In light of this, does the expressed concern about activist judges have a factual foundation in Virginia?


June 24, 2006 - Posted by | activist judges, straight couples


  1. My mention of “liberal” courts was a reference to courts and judges in general, not necessarily Virginia’s legislator elected judges. I’ll rephrase the statement. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Comment by I'm Not Emeril | June 24, 2006 | Reply

  2. Thanks, Alton. I appreciate your contribution to the discussion of this important topic.

    Comment by VoteNO | June 24, 2006 | Reply

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