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Sparks fly for Circuit Court candidates
Montgomery Gazette ^
| July 5, 2002
| Manju Subramanya
Posted on 07/06/2002 12:27:16 PM PDT by galethus
Charles B. Barksdale, 38, an attorney with the Office of the Corporation Counsel in Washington, D.C., joins Shalleck, Eldridge and school board member Stephen N. Abrams in challenging the judges -- the first time since 1986 that anyone has tried to knock sitting judges off the bench. Eldridge is a Democrat; the other three are Republicans.
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Free Republic; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: b; barksdale; charles; circuit; county; court; judge; maryland; montgomery
posted on 07/06/2002 12:27:16 PM PDT
**Those called were unaware that both the Republican and Democratic central committees have endorsed the sitting judge principle, a tacit agreement to keep partisan politics out of the judicial race**
This is an agreement by the two major parties that a judge serves as long as he wants, and is replaced by candidates chosen by the parties.
This is as far from democracy as you can get. The parties want the elections to be merely rubber stamp events. It reminds me of elections in the USSR, Cuba, Iraq, the PRC, North Korea and Zimbabwe.
This revelation makes we want to shout "THROW ALL THE BUMS OUT!"
posted on 07/06/2002 1:04:50 PM PDT
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