Friday, August 1, 2014
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Judges’ endorsements criticized

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From page A16 | May 18, 2014 |

This is the second election cycle in which I have received a campaign piece featuring a picture of all of our Yolo County judges in their judicial robes endorsing a political candidate. While this may not be specifically prohibited, it certainly violates the notion that judges should be impartial.

Were these judges to choose to endorse a candidate as individuals, it would be one thing, but when they line up together in their official robes using their title plus the power and authority of their position to sway public opinion, I find it reprehensible.

I hope the judges will “recuse” themselves from this activity in the future.

Carolyn Pfanner

Davis

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