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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Senate committee votes to make State Supreme Court elect new chief every two years

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A Senate committee has voted to make the State Supreme Court elect a new chief justice every two years -- thus making it easier for the court's philosophical majority to have one of its own in charge. That majority is conservative at the moment, and the conservative majority on the Senate judiciary panel voted 3-to-2 yesterday in favor of a constitutional amendment for the change. Both Democrats voted no.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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