RICHMOND — Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment said Wednesday that it may be time to change the way Virginia chooses judges
He's no stranger the controversy and acrimony the current process breeds. It gives the General Assembly's majority party great power, and Norment is always in the thick of things.
But on Monday the House and Senate couldn't agree on a slate of new Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges, and members were forced to recess their special session without a resolution. New elections may have to wait until January, but the General Assembly technically remains in session, which keeps Gov. Terry McAuliffe from being able to make appointments.