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IS THIS GUY FOR REAL?QUESTION ABOUT A JUDGES GAY “ETHICS” IS A JUDICIAL DISQUALIFIER | January 17, 2008

In a scurrilous attack reported in todays Dayton Daily News concerning Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman, County Area Judge James Piergies questioned whether Ms Wiseman shouldn’t recuse herself from cases that involve the states gay marriage law or the new Dayton anti-discrimination ordinance.

Wait a minute. Then what else did he say?? You’re kidding me? He didn’t REALLY say that Thurgood Marshal should have excused himself from appointment to the Supreme Court based on his history/involvement with Brown vs Board of Education?

Before I go any further, let us induct Judge Piergies into the Blue Dog Democrat Hall of Infamy. With two slurs in one commentary, the Judge is a shoo in.

Let’s get real. Based on his stated viewpoint, the only logical conclusion one can draw about the influence of sexual orientation on judicial proceeding’s is that heretofore, heterosexuals should excuse themselves from all cases involving, would you believe, heterosexuals?? It’s a perverted logic that also flows right into whether or not those with a history of civil activism should be judges in cases involving civil activism. Our inductee manages to be both racially and sexually insensitive at the same time. Not a particularly progressive position for a “d”emocrat.

Judge Piergies may sincerely and honestly believe that gays should still be in the closet. He may think that people of color should know their place. And, if those are his views, that opinion, in the America we all live in, is his inalienable right. Our Constitution protects bigots as well as civil rights activists.

The crucial issue here is whether we want people on the Judicial Bench who act fairly and impartially in applying the law or those who are openly bigoted.

For big “D” Democratic primary voters this should be a no brainer…

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/01/17/ddn011708judges.html

UPDATE DDN 01/21/08/ Blog follow-up? Local attorney calls for judge to drop out of primary. http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/01/20/ddn012008judges.html

UPDATE #2, JUDGE WITHDRAWS FROM RACE 01/24/07

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/01/23/ddn012308judgeweb.html

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5 Comments »

  1. Gary, Thanks for writing about this. The guy is a moron.
    If I wasn’t so busy today getting my second YouTube spot up- I would have called him on it.

    Comment by David Esrati — January 18, 2008 @ 3:18 am

  2. Don’t believe everything you read in the DDN. You know that.

    Comment by scurrvydog — January 18, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

  3. “The guy is a moron”…nice analysis, very informative. I guess they were right about you downtown, David.

    Comment by scurrvydog — January 20, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  4. […] that it was hard to see that Mary Wiseman was the superior choice for Common Please Court- her primary opponent made a complete idiot of himself in the screening. Our recommendation: Wiseman is best pick for Common Pleas Court in primary Mary Wiseman should not […]

    Pingback by DDN Gets it right!: Wiseman is best pick for Common Pleas Court in primary at Esrati for Congress — January 22, 2008 @ 1:25 am

  5. “her primary opponent made a complete idiot of himself in the screening”…were you there, David? Kinda hypocritical considering everything I’ve heard about you, wouldn’t you say?

    Comment by scurrvydog — January 22, 2008 @ 1:54 pm


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