Sunday, November 06, 2005

Saturday Night Chez Jane

How did you spend your Saturday night? Mr. Jane and I were going over the literature we have received from a couple of judicial candidates and googling the PA Supreme Court's Minor Judiciary Education Board to see what their requirements are to certify magisterial district judges. It looks like judges don't HAVE to be lawyers (though personally I think that might help), at least at this level and that even lawyers have to be certified by the board. How important is it that a judge be out at community events? What, if any, kind of community support do they need? Is it bad for a judge to be unpopular? Maybe they're unpopular because they are making tough decisions. Maybe they did something right that ticked off the wrong people.

How in the heck are we supposed to figure these things out? So we've been going over the campaign literature and looking up info on the candidates and swapping information. I'm really hoping I am never before the magisterial judge (or any of my family members), but a lot of other people will be. What qualities are important here?

It's midnight. In the words of Scarlet O'Hara, "I'll think about it tomorrow."

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