I wrote in a previous blog entry here at Virginia Right that McDonnell and Cuccinelli need to call for a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to amend the law on lab reports to comply with the Supreme Court’s decision in Melendez-Diaz.
I am pleased that Sen. Cuccinelli has in deed called for the special session. See the Times-Dispatch, B-3, Saturday July 11, 2009. But the governor is dragging his feet on this issue:
“My public safety team,…are analyzing the ruling to determine what it might mean with respect to staffing and our forensic lab and the availability of more people to testify…”