News Beware lazy judges
posted by December 7 at 14:24 PMon
Of the 21 King County District Court judges up for reelection this year, only one was forced to run against an opponent (actually, there were two challengers). Now a group of criminal defense attorneys has launched a political action committee to raise funds to support candidates willing to challenge sitting judges. Attorney William Kirk, a member of the PAC, says it’s about work quality and accountability. Kirk said: “The level of competence [on the bench] has depreciated and having qualified opponents run against incumbent judges or open seats would only serve to elevate the quality of the district court bench.” Citing a “code of ethics,” Kirk said he couldn’t trash talk specific members of the bench. The PAC, Citizens for Judicial Excellence, hopes to have its website up and running by the end of the week.