Wednesday, September 30, 2015Judge Clifford Weckstein at the 2009 VCOG Annual Meeting in Staunton, VA
A memory of Judge Clifford Weckstein came rushing back as I read in The Roanoke Times that he was stepping down Thursday after 28 years as a circuit court judge in the Roanoke Valley.
Anonymous juries were a topic at a 2009 Virginia Coalition for Open Government (VCOG) annual meeting in Staunton where Judge Clifford Weckstein spared with Matt Britton King George County Commonwealth Attorney on the subject of anonymous juries. Scared jurors versus an open judicial system where openness is key to the democratic process and judicial fairness. (See video.)
Cuccinelli video pre-election speech at VCOG Annual Conference 2009