San Diego Union Tribune Conflict seen in race for judge’s post February 26, 2014, by Sharon Kramer
“Regarding the Feb. 24 Union Tribune Watchdog article by Greg Moran, ’Judge candidate feels heat to quit,’ the gist is that a local legal advocacy group was pressured by local judges to drop its endorsement — which it did, of one of its members, Carla Keehn, for Superior Court judge. It was implied that Ms. Keehn should drop from the race [or get off their board of directors]. This would leave sitting judge, Lisa Schall, unopposed.
Not in the article, DA Bonnie Dumanis is also a group member. It raised funds for her re-election. According to Schall’s website, Dumanis endorses Schall’s re-election, as does San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and ‘all 127 judges of the San Diego Superior Court.’
Would Dumanis prosecute her fundraisers and judges for election tampering on behalf of a judge she endorses? Citizens have a right to vote without elections being fixed.”
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