RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republicans are warning Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe not to reappoint his pick to the Virginia Supreme Court next month when her initial appointment expires.
Republicans issued a statement Tuesday suggesting such a reappointment would be "at best dubious and at worst unlawful."
But GOP leaders did not say what they would do if the governor does reappoint Justice Jane Marum Roush, as he has said he plans to do.
Democrats foiled a GOP bid to unseat Roush Monday, and then unexpectedly adjourned the state Senate from a special session.
McAuliffe believes the early Senate adjournment gives him the authority to appoint justices because the General Assembly is not in session.
But Republicans said the legislature is still in session because the GOP-controlled House has not adjourned.