Pubdate: Fri, 10 Oct 2003
Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle (MI)
Copyright: 2003 The Traverse City Record-Eagle
Author: Lynn O'Connor


Who could argue with Judge Weaver that any judge who breaks the law ought to
be off the bench? I fully expect that after her ethical reminder, any judge
in Michigan who has ever received a speeding ticket will dutifully resign

Judge Gilbert's offense was about as serious as a speeding ticket, although,
of course, speeding endangers others, and Judge Gilbert's sin hurt no one.
He could have escaped all this censure and controversy by telling a little
white lie to begin with - "I didn't do it." It would have been a witness's
word against his, no other proof. Instead, he faced up to it, told the
truth, took the heat, rather than do something as truly dishonorable as
lying to save his skin. Sounds like a stand-up guy to me. Someone with a
sense of honor like that would make a good judge. In fact, I think I'll vote
for him.

Lynn O'Connor

Traverse City
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