Of all the political and elected officials up for your vote, we consider the judicial positions the most important of them all because a country without justice is not a country.
Senate, Assembly and any other candidature positions are easily filled, and if they don’t do their job right, no one will lose their freedom.
We at Las Vegas Tribune are among those who would rather see many of the guilty walk away than see even one innocent person be incarcerated; after all, criminals usually do not do time in prison anyway because they know how to manipulate the system and they know the law better than their own attorneys.
For example, in Las Vegas Justice Court Department 3 the people of Las Vegas Township do not need two powerful campaign managers running the daily calendar; it is too much power for two men in the race for the money or to elevate one’s daughter’s legal career.
We urge the voters of Clark County and Las Vegas Justice Court to retain Judge Janice Marshall in that position; she is a judge, not a politician, and runs her courtroom accordingly.
Judge Marshall is the one running to be retained in that position; she would not have to take orders from campaign managers with ulterior motives and she does not have Daddy Dear “suggesting” how to rule to help a friend.
One thing that we all have to remember is that former Oscar Goodman’s campaign manager and father of hopeful candidate Genesis Letizia and David Thomas spend millions in advertising at the Review-Journal and that is the reason that we had stopped the endorsement procedure — because, to use a popular phrase — that is “pay for play.”
Our endorsement goes to Judge Janice Marshall because that is best for our court system and we hope the voters will agree.
In Department 6 we have no opinion on any of the candidates, but one of the three candidates may be hoping that her last name confuses the voters into thinking that they are voting for a very popular sitting judge respected by all, even though her last name is only fooling or confusing the voters.
In Department 7 there is no question in anyone’s mind: Judge Karen Bennett Haron comes from Las Vegas’ blueblood family; she is well respected, her reputation and integrity are above reproach, and she has proven that time and again. We believe that Judge Bennett Haron should be retained.
Years ago when Judge Suzan Baucum first ran for brand new Department 13, the Las Vegas Tribune was first in line with our support, and today we repeat that same support because her work ethics and dedication speak for itself. We hope that the voters elect Suzan Baucum to another term in Department 13.
It is important that the readers know that both Judge Bennett Haron and Judge Baucum are represented by corrupted campaign manger David Thomas and both were invited to speak on Face The Tribune radio show and accepted the invitation, but neither followed up to appear on the radio show that corrupted campaign manager David Thomas has blackballed, as did Judge Diana Sullivan years ago, because even if they “are running their own campaign and David works for them” (not the other way around, but all three of them use the same words), they, like good soldiers, follow orders.
Las Vegas Tribune believes in the work ethics and integrity of these candidates regardless of who their campaign manager is, and the voters should retain Judge Karen Bennett Haron, and Judge Suzan Judge Baucum.
In the District Court Department race the choice is obvious; another corrupted campaign manager David Thomas client is in that race and we hope you do retain Judge Joe Hardy, Jr., in Department 15 of District Court.
In Department 20, neither Eric Johnson nor Anat Levitt deserve the “ink and paper;” one reason is inexperience, another is arrogance, and the only reason that he is the incumbent is because his wife spoke on
his behalf to Governor Sandoval. During his twenty-year tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Eric Johnson AKA Louis Johnson prosecuted a lot of people that deserve to be in prison, but he does not have the experience or the mental stability to know who’s who: a criminal or a victim of the federal government making their life miserable.
The other candidate gave the impression in her campaign literature that all her experience and all her accomplishments were here in Las Vegas, but it is not all true; if she lies in her campaign literature, how do we know that she won’t lie in her rulings? We should not take that chance.
The life of many people could be in jeopardy by electing one of the two candidates left, and the voters have no choice but to elect one of the two evils.
GOD BLESS AMERICA