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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:00 PM

Virginia judge boots progressive prosecutor from second case

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Virginia judge Jim Plowman, the former Loudoun prosecutor, boots his progressive successor Buta Biberaj from a second case, by @rizzoTK

Virginia judge boots progressive prosecutor from second case
The move came in a Loudoun County case that has become a rallying cry for conservatives nationwide.
11:13 AM · Sep 22, 2022


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A Virginia judge once again has booted Loudoun County’s progressive prosecutor from a criminal case, a judicial intervention that analysts say is extraordinary and raises questions about whether he is exceeding the bounds of his authority.

In the latest move, Circuit Court Judge James E. Plowman Jr. this month disqualified Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj (D) from the misdemeanor case against a Leesburg father who was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest last year. The charges came after the father showed up at a Loudoun County School Board meeting to protest what he said was a coverup of his daughter’s sexual assault in a Stone Bridge High School bathroom. The father’s attorney had requested Plowman disqualify Biberaj, who has faced criticism for pursuing the modest charge against an aggrieved parent.

The case has become a rallying cry for conservatives nationwide, fueling backlash against a policy in Loudoun County schools — put in place after the assault — that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. Authorities have described the assailant as a male student wearing a skirt; the girl’s parents have alleged the person was “gender fluid.”

Judges only in rare instances remove attorneys from ongoing cases, but it was Plowman’s second time booting Biberaj from a case this year. Some legal experts have questioned whether Plowman has the legal authority to remove Biberaj from such cases, while others have said the judge’s moves raise separation-of-powers concerns.


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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:06 PM

1. Sounds like a personal problem to me

The judge should recuse himself, but we know RepubliKKKan judges don't do that.

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