As if Howard Bashman doesn’t have enough to blog about: The Virgin Islands Senate votes this week on whether to establish a Virgin Islands Supreme Court, the Virgin Islands Daily News reports. The VI is the only state or territory in the U.S. that does not have a locally administered appellate process, the report says.

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