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Legislators want judges’ records on deferrals

Four leaders of the House Courts of Justice Committee want to know whether any judges seeking reelection during the 2012 General Assembly session have applied a controversial 2011 Supreme Court case on deferred judgment. In an April 27 letter to incumbent circuit and general district judges, the legislators asked the judges to be prepared to answer ...

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  1. Why should legislators demand that judges keep notes on and be ready to defend the use of deferred dispositions? Is it an improper or illegal way for a judge to handle a case? No. So what gives? Looks like a back door effort to legislate through intimidation. This is a bad idea.

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