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Editor’s Note: Sandy emailed me yesterday about endorsing Walton. Due to other issues, I wasn’t able to research Walton in time to make this a blog endorsement, but as Walton is the Republican candidate, I would recommend voters cast their vote for him. It should be an interesting race with a very low turnout. But with essentially two Democrats splitting the vote, I would think that Walton has a good chance if people that read this blog go vote for him and urge their friends to do so. – Tom White

This is NOT a blog endorsement but in light of the disturbing search conducted in Joe Morrissey’s law office (by the way, as a protection to lawyers and the attorney client privilege, search warrants of law offices in Virginia must be issued NOT my a magistrate but by a CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE:

§ 19.2-56.1. Warrant issued for search of attorney’s office.

A. Any warrant sought for the search of a premises or the contents thereof belonging to or under the control of any licensed attorney-at-law to search for evidence of any crime solely involving a client of such attorney shall be issued only by a circuit court judge. Any evidence seized pursuant to this section shall be inventoried forthwith by the clerk of the issuing court and sealed by the issuing judge. As soon thereafter as is practicable, the issuing judge shall conduct an in camera inspection of the seized evidence in the presence of the attorney from whom the evidence was seized. Following such inspection the issuing judge shall return any evidence so seized which is determined to be within the scope of the attorney-client privilege and not otherwise subject to seizure.

B. Nothing herein shall bar the standing of the client to challenge the admissibility of any evidence seized pursuant to this section in any trial or proceeding.

So I am concerned.  The voters need to reject Morrissey – too risky.

That leaves two candidates.  Kevin Sullivan is a sincere liberal.  But Sullivan cannot be separated from the process that chose him.  No it’s not his fault.  But he did participate in it.

So if you want a more conservative choice – the best choice is Matt Walton.

This is a personal not blog endorsement.  We’ll see what happens tonight.










About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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