Judicial candidates must protect the dignity of the office.

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I am running for judicial office. What should a candidate for judicial office not do?

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  • Nick Day

    "Many people don't realize what rights they are giving up and/or just don't have the funds for an attorney. Once the right to counsel is properly explained to them by the judge, perhaps they will agree to apply for a public defender or court-appointed counsel if they cannot afford counsel" is at the heart of the Luzerne tragedy. Our most trusted servants didn't ensure that the kids they locked up for personal gain had been advised properly of their right to counsel.

    Several Philadelphia traffic court judges face criminal charges for fixing cases. It looks as if the traffic court itself will be history because of the difficulty finding ethical people to preside in such a system.

    Lawyer jokes carve out a special niche of humor with the emphasis on the despicable, immoral behavior one must expect from them.

    Waves of complaints focusing on corrupt lawyers and judges flood the internet.

    Lawyers are bound to report their peers and judges when they learn of their ethics' violations. The legal profession operates on an honor system. Sam Stretton spoke out about the excessive juvenile incarceration rate in Luzerne before it exploded. He is a rare treasure.

    Where are the other men and women who know first hand how utterly depraved "the system" is and operates today? If outsiders can see and smell the cesspool of our judiciary, is it feasible they don't?

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