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If pot bill passes, former prosecutor will be the boss

...Alaska. Not because I'm that fabulous, but because in Texas, trials only took two days," she said. In Texas, elected judges kept their schedules tight and their constituents' stays in the jury box short. After graduating from Baylor Law School...
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Council: More courts for Southeast?

...working harder. They seem to feel part of it rather than being put upon." Douglas Luna of Edmonds, Wash., is an elected judge for the Central Council's court, which is inactive, and for the Northwest Intertribal Court System, which provides...
Alaska editorial: Judicial selection process shouldn't be settled in the courts

...judges, which is based on merit, works far better than electing judges, a process common in many other states. Elected judges have to grub for campaign money from the same lawyers and well-funded special interests that regularly have cases...
My Turn: Treatment in family court is not equal

...on the courthouse steps, where justice is represented by a statue of a blindfolded woman holding a scale and our elected judges sitting on the bench are refrained from campaigning by canons of ethics. Retention is heavily based upon endorsement...


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