The Supreme Court of Virginia heard oral arguments today in the custody case between Lisa Miller and Janet Jenkins, a former lesbian couple, where conflicts between Vermont and Virginia courts and laws have added to the intrigue. Following the hearing, The Family Foundation and Concerned Women for America co-sponsored a press conference and prayer walk at the Capitol Square bell tower after the hearing.
Two justices, including Justice G. Steven Agee, a former Republican member of the House of Delegates from the Roanoke area, and currently nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, was one of two justices who repeatedly questioned Miller's attorney, Mat Staver of the Liberty Council, jumping in not more than two minutes of his opening argument about something not related to what Staver was addressing. Aside from one clarifying question from one other justice, Justice Agee and the other justice were the only two who asked questions to the attorneys. The tenor of both was adversarial to Staver and leading to Jenkins' attorney. That's not a good sign. On the other hand, it was just the two and seven sit on the court.
More to come.