Sunday, May 3, 2015

Does the Traffic Court judge who showed off a photo of his privates make the case for appointing rather than electing these judges?

READER POLL

Does the Traffic Court judge who showed off a photo of his privates make the case for appointing rather than electing these judges?

Yes, higher standards might assure judges who can keep their robes closed
 
  314 (42.9%)
No, it’s voters’ right if they want to pick knucklehead judges
 
  177 (24.2%)
Yes, or at least require them to be lawyers
 
  161 (22.0%)
No, traffic violations can be handled by nonlawyers
 
  95 (13.0%)
Total votes = 732
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