Court of Appeals judge search narrows

Court of Appeals judge search narrows

There are 22 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from May 14, 2007, titled Court of Appeals judge search narrows. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Two judges from Marion County and one from Hamilton County are competing to replace a retiring Indiana Court of Appeals judge.

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Biased Opinion

Columbus, IN

#1 May 14, 2007
I've had one trial with Bradford. It was an interesting experience. No experience with Moberly or Hughes. Anyone have any stories?
Bradford

Indianapolis, IN

#2 May 14, 2007
Is the only logical choice. He's a seasoned lawyer and an excellent judge.
My Opinion

Indianapolis, IN

#3 May 14, 2007
Judge Moberly would be phenomenal. Judge Bradford is good too. Go Marion County!
dan thomas

United States

#4 May 14, 2007
I've been in judge Hughes' courtroom a few times and he is very passionate about his job. Not familiar with the two from marion county, but Hughes would be good.
DoTheRightThing

Indianapolis, IN

#5 May 14, 2007
It is too bad that the news feels compelled to state that the nominees are Republican, and that retiring Judge Sullivan is the lone Republican sitting on the Indiana Court of Appeals. These judges are appointed according to their judicial qualifications & merits by the governor who happens to be in office. All 15 judges follow the rule of law with no political bias to either party. It is a good, fair system. All 3 nominees are excellent by the way.
Can happen anywhere

Indianapolis, IN

#6 May 14, 2007
Bradford wrote:
Is the only logical choice. He's a seasoned lawyer and an excellent judge.
Ummm ... yeah isn't Bradford the same judge that forbid a family from raising there son wiccan (and was later overturned)? He's a good judge, if you're willing to give up consitutionally protected freedoms, like oh ...I dunno - religion maybe?
Whoa

Roanoke, IN

#7 May 14, 2007
Judge Bradford is a loose cannon. He is incredibly rude and hostile to witnesses, whose only crime was to be subpoenaed to his court. He'll yell at them for not knowing how they're supposed to testify, when they're good citizens who have never set foot in a court before. He's a jerk to them, for no reason, and it fails to accomplish anything judicially.

Look at the problems with the Juvenile system during his tenure as chief judge.
Indy Lawyer

Indianapolis, IN

#8 May 14, 2007
Judge Moberly is the only logical choice. Bradford has been overturned on some obvious constitutuional decisions and Hughes rushed an adoption through his court in which a man from New Jersey with a bird in his pocket adopted 2 newborn girls.
Indy Resident

Indianapolis, IN

#9 May 14, 2007
DoTheRightThing wrote:
It is too bad that the news feels compelled to state that the nominees are Republican, and that retiring Judge Sullivan is the lone Republican sitting on the Indiana Court of Appeals. These judges are appointed according to their judicial qualifications & merits by the governor who happens to be in office. All 15 judges follow the rule of law with no political bias to either party. It is a good, fair system.
Well said.
IndyTom

Carmel, IN

#10 May 14, 2007
Judge Hughes has my support. He's brilliant, judicious, and always endeavors to follow the law as intended. He would be fantastic.
Bull Shhhh

United States

#11 May 14, 2007
No wonder the idiots on the Ct of Appeals make so many decisions that let crooks and criminals out, and make it harder for the prosecutors to put them behind bars. ONE LONE REPUBLICAN!!! My man Mitch, we need you to stay as long as possible to replace those liberal democrats!
Fishersand Indy lawyer

Indianapolis, IN

#12 May 14, 2007
Judge Moberly. Easy choice.
Whoa

Roanoke, IN

#13 May 14, 2007
Bull Shhhh wrote:
No wonder the idiots on the Ct of Appeals make so many decisions that let crooks and criminals out, and make it harder for the prosecutors to put them behind bars. ONE LONE REPUBLICAN!!! My man Mitch, we need you to stay as long as possible to replace those liberal democrats!
Please list the "so many decisions that let crooks and criminals out." Or, are you just talking out of ignorance.
Bradford

Jeffersonville, IN

#14 May 14, 2007
Judge Bradford has done more as the presiding judge of Marion County than any of the other judges in line for the job. Anyone who would blast him is severely out of the loop.
WMJ-USA

Delaware, OH

#15 May 14, 2007
Put them both in a boxing ring and let them go at it.This way we can figure out which one has any balls.
civil lawyer

Indianapolis, IN

#16 May 14, 2007
I know all of the judges. There's no comparison. Moberly is an outstanding judge and ought to get this appt.
anon

Ashburn, VA

#17 May 14, 2007
I practiced in a number of cases before Bradford. I found him to be completely inflexible and his standard for making rulings was "if neither side is happy with the ruling then I must be right." He was often rude to lawyers and professionals witnesses. He is light on caselaw and heavy on connections to politicos. In fact, he routinely golfs and is very close friends with Gov. Daniels' Chief Counsel. To Judge Bradford's credit, he is an excellent administrator and did very good work as a presiding Judge. He came into a criminal court that had a backlogged docket and moved cases in record speed.

At the end of the day, however, it doesn't matter how qualified the others are - these decisions are made on the golf course, and unless I'm mistaken, Judges Hughes and Moberly aren't golfing buddies with the Guv's staff.
Biased Observer

Florence, KY

#18 May 14, 2007
On Bradford:
-Metcalfe v. State, reversed on bad instructions
-Lawson v. Marion County Office of Family and Children - reversed for jumping the gun and terminating parental rights.

Instructions are the backbone of a judge's job. Parental rights are fundamental rights. Those are some pretty basic things. Whats the deal?
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Since: May 07

Columbus, IN

#19 May 15, 2007
Bradford wrote:
Judge Bradford has done more as the presiding judge of Marion County than any of the other judges in line for the job. Anyone who would blast him is severely out of the loop.
Yeah Right! Including stepping all over a persons Constitutional rights... Do we knickname him "The Decider II"?
Bull Shhhh

United States

#20 May 15, 2007
Whoa wrote:
<quoted text>
Please list the "so many decisions that let crooks and criminals out." Or, are you just talking out of ignorance.
Well the last idiot Ct. of Appls decision is State of Indiana vs. Karl Jackson - N.E.2d -. Judge Robb (a screaming liberal, wife of a Purdue Professor) decided to ignore 10 years of previous precedent and a plain reading of the Indiana Code to decide that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles must jump through impossible legal hoops to "notify" scum bag repeat drunk drivers that no longer hold licenses that they are Habitual Traffic Violators. Guess What Jack Turd.. thats one of many!

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