A Firm but Fair Judge
Rick Woodrow

Seattle, WA

#1 Oct 27, 2010
Much as been written, however often unfairly, about King County District Court Judge Judith Eiler. During the past year or so, I have personally watched more than 100 cases come before Judge Eiler. Without exception, in every one of those cases, the law was applied accurately and fairly. I was amazed that, unlike many judges, Judge Eiler did not waste a lot of time trying to find the applicable laws on the computer, she knew the appropriate laws and they were appropriately applied in each case.

Judge Eiler's opponent has attempted to make an issue of her "demeanor" in court. There seems to be some eroneous thought that our judges are to be "touchy feely" den mothers in the court room. The last thing our community needs are judges with den mother mentalities. Our courtrooms should be places where justice is swift but fair and where our laws are applied equally regardless of the issue or the parties involved.

In our society, we have gradually lost a great deal of respect that we once held our courtrooms with. I, for one, believe that our courtrooms, whether it be small claims court or criminar court, should still produce a sense of awe and respect when we walk into them. These are not social halls but sacred halls of justice.

Perhaps our respect for the law has fallen to such a low degree that some want a "touchy-feely" judge to wipe our tears and play mommy for us. That's not the role of a judge. In the many hours I have observed Judge Eiler in court, she doesn't play den mother...she just listens to each party and applies the applicable law...that is ALL that should be expected from a judge.

If I feel a need for a touch-feely moment, I'll check in with E-Harmony, Match.com or one of the other lonely hearts clubs. But, if I want to be treated fairly within the legal system and have the right laws applied to my situation, I can not think of a better judge I'd like to hear my case than Judge Eiler. She has earned our votes and deserves our votes.
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Czech Republic

#2 Oct 29, 2010
Would she be willing to sign her name to a letter that states she never tried a case where she had inside information not known to the defence that she got from the police doing illegal searches?
Rick Woodrow

Seattle, WA

#3 Oct 29, 2010
Most Americans disapprove wrote:
Would she be willing to sign her name to a letter that states she never tried a case where she had inside information not known to the defence that she got from the police doing illegal searches?
I obviously can not speak for Judge Eiler but knowing of and witnessing first hand her ethics, I suspect she would have no problem signing such a letter. Her ethical record speaks for itself.
MRSENSITIVE

Kirkland, WA

#4 Oct 31, 2010
I COULD CARE LESS IF SHE DID HAVE INSIDE INFO. HERES A SUGGESTION TO EVERYONE. IF YA DONT WANNA ROT IN JAIL THEN FOLLOW THE LAWS!!!!!!! CRIMINALS ALWAYS USE THE SYSTEM TO THEIR BENIFIT RIGHT OR WRONG. IF YOUR GUILTY THEN SIMPLY stfu AND DO YOUR TIME.
Most Americans disapprove

Bratislava, Slovakia

#5 Nov 1, 2010
And asking judges to follow the law is bad? The system is what it is, anyone working outside of it is breaking the law and creating an unbalanced legal system. So if Ms Eiler doesn't want to follow the law then she should rot in jail with the people she has been unfairly putting in jail. The American Justice System is one of the greatest systems on the planet. It is one of the best things about America that has made us great and the cops and elements of the US military that have been caught sneaking around in peoples houses conducting warrantless searches on the good people of Federal Way is an issue. An issue that law enforcement and our judges will be dealing with soon. We the people have rights given to us by God. Not granted as a privilidge by a government. Furthermore these checks and balances are in place to keep the government from running amok. The argument is going to be made about law enforcement and the justice system have been skirting the law to get these convictions. And when her case load for the last number of years comes into question along with thousands of others, King County and the state of washington is going to look like a smoldering armpit. However its an issue happening all over America. And law abiding, constitution loving, freedom loving Americans want our country back.

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