JULY 5, 2012 – ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS JUDICIAL RATINGS ?

I chuckled when I read the letter from the Pierce County Bar Association stating they had found me “not qualified” to be a Supreme Court Justice.  They apparently didn’t understand their unreasoned letter proved exactly the point I was making about the courts.  The judicial branch of government derives its power only upon the basis of its reasoning and the overall approval of its judgments by the people.

The Pierce County Bar Association did not fault my academic credentials, because it could not do so.  Only Justice Gonzales has a similar educational pedigree.  Maybe the Bar Association did not like my gender or my sexual orientation or my blue eyes and bald head.  Who knows?  The Pierce County Bar Association did not say anything about how or why it rated me or any other judicial candidates.

My best guess:  The Bar Association did not like my overt criticism of the judiciary and its growing use of judicial review.  My judgment:  The Courts and those lawyers most reliant on the judicial monopoly will move swiftly to disparage others with different opinions.

References:

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/06/29/a-bar-fight-over-judicial-candidate-ratings/

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/does-his-name-sound-too-mexican/Content?oid=14030223

http://www.pbk.org/infoview/PBK_InfoView.aspx?t=&id=8

http://www.orderofthecoif.org/

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Mr. Stafne is very experienced in property rights, including banking wrongs and foreclosure prevention; Constitutional Law (under the United States and Washington State Constitution); Appellate law; land use law; personal injury law. Scott has recently become a media focal point as his win record of foreclosure defense cases against the largest financial institutions, servicers, trustees as well as MERS have blazed the trail toward ending the foreclosure crisis and representing the rights of the homeowner above the profits and secret dealings of corporations.
 
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