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Virginia Amendment 2 (1998)

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Virginia Amendment 2, also known as the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission Act, was on the 1998 election ballot in Virginia. It passed, with 63.2% of voters in favor.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

The Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission investigates charges against judges. The present Constitution states that "Proceedings before the Commission shall be confidential." This proposed amendment provides instead that "Proceedings and documents before the Commission may be confidential as provided by the General Assembly in general law." This amendment gives the General Assembly the responsibility to provide by statute the extent to which Commission proceedings and documents will be confidential.

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