Judgment Call

Like most everyone else, I didn’t exactly pour over every political mailing and ad I was privy to. But I must admit being taken aback by this one. It was an ad in the Tribune on behalf of (defeated) County Circuit Judge candidate Woody Isom. There were a half dozen boxes comparing Isom and Monica Sierra; all, of course, favorable to the more experienced Isom.

This one hit home: “Jury Trials Over Career”: Isom 60+, Sierra 0. Is it too much to expect that you’ve at least tried a case before a judge before becoming one? Shouldn’t a judgeship be more of a career capstone than stepping stone?

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