Articles Tagged with Judges – election

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Portland’s Street Roots newspaper has some terrific reporting on a wide variety of topics. This article is from a November 2016 issue; you can find other articles at their website.

This is not, however, to discourage those of you lucky enough to be able to buy a print Street Roots from their vendors!

Dishonorable: The trouble with Oregon’s judicial elections, by Emily Green, 3 Nov 2016 Street Roots:

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It is next to impossible to feel confident about voting for one judge over another, or even voting for one who is unopposed, unless you are active in the legal community in a way that puts you in regular contact with judges and the people who work with them.

Even if you are an avid news-hound, even if you have served on a jury, even if you know someone who appeared before a judge, even if you know someone who says, “Judge x has my vote,” you may not feel that love, that trust, that confidence that your vote was well cast.

But vote we must – or at least we must give it the old college try: