Monday, October 31, 2011

do you know your local judges??

a lawyer told me that he thought the most powerful person that many laypeople would ever come across in their lifetimes is the highest level trial court judge in their local jurisdiction. 
they can jail just about anyone who comes before them at least temporarily.  They generally have broad sentencing power. 
they can impose the death penalty on a convicted murderer even where the jury has recommended life in prison.  
they can send sheriff out to pick up anyone they desire.  lhe list goes on and on. they run for 6 year terms so they are often out in the community.

do you know your local judges?  do you think many people do?
i'm either proud or ashamed to mention that i know none of our locals.

skeletons in the closet

witches and devils

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