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Monday, November 14, 2005

Seven Months Later, Floyd County Has A Prosecutor

It looks like the unusual legal wrangling that has been going on in Floyd County over the temporarily vacant Commonwealth's Attorney position has been resolved.

If you recall, the position opened when Floyd CA Gordon Hannett's Army Reserve unit was activated. Hannett tried to name one attorney as his replacement, but Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs appointed a different attorney. Thus began the legal battle that started seven months ago. During that time, Hannett's pick has been acting prosecutor, but the Virginia Supreme Court's decision will replace him with Grubbs' pick.

It's a fascinating legal issue and I wonder if the result will force Virginia's CA's to ask the legislature to give them the power to appoint their own temporary replacements.


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