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Bid To Oust Four SD Superior Court Judges Fails

— Four Christian lawyers have lost their bids to oust four San Diego Superior Court judges.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, incumbent judges Lantz Lewis, Joel Wohlfeil, Robert Longstreth and DeAnn Salcido handily beat the conservative attorneys who ran on a "Better Courts Now" ticket.

Vowing to be God's ambassadors on the bench, Craig Candelore, Larry "Jake" Kincaid, Bill Trask and Harold J. Coleman Jr. garnered no more than 35 to 40 percent of each race's vote.

Critics say the campaign aimed to pack courts with judges who adhere to a religious agenda, threatening both the impartiality of the court system and the separation of church and state.

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Avatar for user 'ducraker'

ducraker | June 9, 2010 at 1:48 p.m. ― 4 years, 3 months ago

Thank God the voters see through this attempt to corrupt the Judicial System. If I'm not mistaken, isn't this one of the biggest problems in countries like Iran, Iraq, Afganistan. Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and so on, where politics and in most cases the judicial systems are either run by or closely monitored by religious interests?

Don't think just because these individuals are "Christians" means they aren't capable of undermining our system of justice with their religious agenda.

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Alexfredrick | June 18, 2010 at 10:34 p.m. ― 4 years, 3 months ago

Actually the courts are already considered corrupt by some of our own government agencies, but the most alarming problem is that the California Constitution is being undermined with some 80% of judges being appointed as appose to being properly elected by the people. Why is KPBS or any other news media not worried about that?? OR why do we know nothing about the sitting judges that the candidates ran against?? YET we slam the first candidates who run against them for being Christian. The media didn't discuss the faith or lack of faith, on the sitting judges, but does for the candidates, that sounds BIAS. WOW, I guess you have to be an atheist or go under ground with your faith in order to get appointed as a judge now days. Well maybe that would explain why the courts are in such bad shape then??

Also the Julie Watson AP article that the media keeps repeating was a HIT piece she was PAID to do. Julie Watson never even interviewed the candidates and the candidates never said they were on a mission for God. This LIE is just what the judicial system wanted you to think. Let me congratulate, all the large San Diego news outlets for never informing the public on the lack of judicial transparency that exists and for never interviewing the four Candidates who tried to reveal this problem. The good guys were labeled as bad, the judicial system is still hijacked and the and the news media is part of the plaque = THIS IS HOW A NATION IS DESTROYED!!

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Rx4GoodHealth | June 19, 2010 at 6:01 p.m. ― 4 years, 2 months ago

Alexfrederick, get a life. You can't prove anything in the Bible and I am personally sick of people trying to force things in a book in which NADA can be proven down my throat. Judges are supposed to rule by LAW not religion.

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