December 11, 2015 Judge Varoutsos Up for Judicial Interview

7 Dec

Judge Varoutsos (upper right) from Safe Kids International Posting on Facebook

At the end of each judge’s term, they go for an “interview” for reappointment with the joint  Senate Committee for Courts of Justice and the House Judicial Panel in Richmond.   Here members of the public are invited to testify in support or against the reappointment of the judges up for reappointment.

This year Judge Varoutsos of the Arlington Family Court is up for reappointment.   Those who have opinions that the committee might want to hear can attend the “interview” at 11 am, Friday, December 11, 2015, in hearing room House Room C — General Assembly Building.  Click here to read the announcement

Even if you don’t want to speak, it is worthwhile sitting in and listening to the members of that committee pander to the very judges that they appear before yet are in charge of reappointing.   A clear conflict of interest defect built into the system of judicial appointments in Virginia that all involved appear uninspired to correct.

House Courts of Justice|Judicial Panel
UPDATE Interview Schedule – Judicial Interviews – Friday, December 11th – House Room C, GAB – 9 AM
Meeting Date: December 11, 2015, Meeting Time: 09:00 AM
Location: House Room C, General Assembly Building
201 N. 9th Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Meeting Information: The House Judicial Panel will meet jointly with the Senate Courts of Justice Committee on Friday, December 11, 2015 beginning @ 9:00 AM n House Room C to interview incumbent judges standing for reelection in 2016.  All members of the House Courts of Justice Committee are invited to attend if their schedule permits. The schedule interview is attached and linked to this email.

Meeting Notes:

Schedule of Interviews  –

 Attachment Links:
 Judge_Interview_schedule_Incumbents_12-11-15.pdf –


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Link to Study:

Read More: Invitation to Judicial Interviews

Read More: Judge Varoutsos and Judicial Appointments