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SUBJECT: Rejection of Tracy Thorne-Begland’s Judicial Nomination
DATE: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Virginia House of Delegates has properly rejected the selection of Tracy Thorne-Begland as a candidate for a judgeship.
A state judge has a critically important role in our state and our society. When we go into court, we must know that the judge who decides our case wants to preserve the rule of law by finding the law in our constitutions, statutes, and prior decisions of the court. We do not need more judges who want to use their position to remake the law in their own image. We must know that the person who embodies the authority of the Commonwealth in that courtroom has a judicial temperament – is an impartial decision maker. Particularly in District Court, where there is no right to jury trial, we must trust the judge to weigh the evidence impartially and render justice under law. Under our system, the advocates in that courtroom are the lawyers, but never the judge. (more…)
Manassas, Va. — Republican U.S. Senate candidate and veteran Del. Robert G. Marshall’s love affair with political mischief began at an early age.
Leaving the National Archives in Washington on an eighth-grade field trip, Marshall was informed by his teacher that there would be a test on the visit the following day.
“I said, ‘Wait a minute, you didn’t say we were having a test!’?” Marshall, 67, recalled in the kitchen of his Prince William County home and makeshift campaign headquarters. “He said, ‘Well, we’re having a test and that’s it.’ I said, ‘We’re NOT having a test.’?”
In protest, Marshall scaled a tall statue outside the building, refusing to come down until the test was canceled. When the teacher threatened to leave him behind, Marshall called his bluff, noting that that paperwork sent home had specifically stated that the teacher was responsible for the students.
Says He’s ‘Uniquely Qualified … to Secure Borders Against Drugs, Disease, Illegal Migration and Terrorism’
MANASSAS, May 11 – United States Border Control (USBC), a national organization fighting to end illegal immigration, has endorsed Delegate Bob Marshall’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate, citing the Virginia legislator for his efforts to secure America’s borders.
“On the issue of immigration and border security, real heroes walk amongst you. And one of them is Delegate Bob Marshall, candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate,” Edward I. Nelson, USBC’s chairman, wrote in a May 11 “Dear Virginia Friends” letter.
Nelson acknowledged Marshall (R., Manassas) as “a recognized master of parliamentary procedure and uniquely qualified to use the rules of the U.S. Senate to defend our Constitutional liberties, while securing our borders against drugs, disease, illegal migration and terrorism.” (more…)
U.S. Senate Candidate Bob Marshall was interviewed on Richmond CBS Affiliate, WRIC TV regarding the President’s endorsement of same sex marriage:
By: John Merli | Inside NoVA
Published: April 13, 2012
Del. Robert Marshall (R-Prince William) has always been a bit too conservative for my tastes on social issues, to say the least, and I’ve said as much over the years in this space. But he hit a home run in this spring’s otherwise inauspicious general session of the General Assembly when it came to protecting the individual rights of Virginians and other Americans.
Since the shock and horror of 9/11 more than a decade ago, a national debate has raged over how we balance our individual freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution versus heightened security measures aimed at protecting us from terrorism — both foreign and domestic.
Delegate Bob Marshall demanded today (Wednesday) that ex-Gov. Tim Kaine, the Democrats’ presumptive U.S. Senate candidate, tell the public his views about President Obama’s support of gay marriage.
“Tim Kaine needs to make clear to Virginia’s voters whether he agrees or disagrees with the president,” Marshall, Republican candidate for the Senate and author of the 2006 Marriage Amendment to Virginia’s constitution, said.
Marshall (R.,Manassas) blasted Obama’s declaration earlier today in a network television interview that he personally favors same-gender marriage. The president’s statement, described as an “evolution” of his position on the issue, after Vice President Joe Biden told a TV interviewer on Sunday that he supports gay marriage. Biden’s revelation had not been expected by the White House or Obama’s re-election campaign. (more…)
By: RAY REED | The News & Advance
Published: May 08, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Bob Marshall told a Lynchburg audience Tuesday night Republicans should vote for him in a June 12 primary election because he has a record of beating Timothy M. Kaine, the Democrat who will be on the November ballot.
Marshall, who represents part of Fairfax County in the House of Delegates, held a meet-and-greet event at the Wingate Hotel.
About 20 attendees heard Marshall spend more time criticizing Kaine than George Allen, the former governor and senator who is his strongest opponent in the primary.