Gov. McAuliffe reiterates plan to reappoint high court judge

STATE-NEWSRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he plans to reappoint his pick to the Virginia Supreme Court over the objections of GOP legislative leaders. McAuliffe reiterated Tuesday his previously stated plans to reappoint Justice Jane Marum Roush to the high court on Wednesday, when her temporary appointment expires. The governor said he has the legal authority to do so. Republican leaders have warned McAuliffe against such a move, saying it could be unlawful. The General Assembly has the final say on supreme court appointments and did not vote to confirm Roush during a special session last month. McAuliffe and Republicans disagree whether the special session is over, since the GOP-controlled House did not adjourn.

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