Looks like we’re going to have to hire a full-time courthouse correspondent. Impeachment fever has come to Nottoway. Anyone seen Dan Rather lately?
*** Over the years, I’ve heard citizens threaten to “recall” various elected officials, but I’ve never heard of an actual effort taking shape. The proper word in Virginia law is “removal.” The Code doesn’t mention “recall.”
*** The way I read the statute, if and when petitions are filed with Nottoway Circuit Court, a proceeding would be held rather quickly with sworn testimony. I would imagine the threshold for removal is high and that some judges would just let voters speak in the next election. Nottoway, however, is more than two years away from its next County elections (2023).
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