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Please permit this telling of a personal episode.

When I was a young lawyer, early in my practice in Augusta, I received a call from a well-respected la...

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Decency, a firm grounding in the law, the ability to make decisions consistently and without prejudice for all of Augusta: these are qualities we should want in our Judges.

    Incumbency is sometimes a synonym for incompetency.

  2. Thank you David for reminding us that the desire for a particular position does not always equate to having the qualifications, temperament and ethical underpinning to serve on the bench. The Augusta judiciary enjoys strong judges who have demonstrated such qualities and there is no need to upset the proverbial “Apple Cart” for the political aspirations of others.

  3. A judgeship is one of the few positions in our system of government which actually has some minimum requirements for the job. Thank Goodness! It would be of great benefit to us all if some other elected positions actually had some minimal standards. The time has long since passed when being popular was an adequate qualification for almost all our elected positions. A quick review of those running for mayor will illustrate the point.

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