Judge Proffitt decides to retire afte...

Judge Proffitt decides to retire after 25 years

There are 13 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 1, 2008, titled Judge Proffitt decides to retire after 25 years. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

After nearly 25 years of presiding over Hamilton's Circuit Court, Judge Judith Proffitt said she's ready to retire.

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yoolroodeday

Delaware, OH

#1 Mar 1, 2008
A job well done!
Karena

Milwaukee, WI

#2 Mar 1, 2008
it looks like Proffitts life has been very profitable!
She will be missed

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Mar 1, 2008
She was everything you wanted and expected from a judge. Knowledgeable about the law, fair, smart, tough on crime and not afraid to make the unpopular, but legally correct decision.
It's too bad our only choices to replace her are Leerkamp and Felix. Neither is anywhere near qualified to sit on that bench. It's a shame that David Najjar was forced to withdraw his name from the race by the powers that be in the HC Republican Party. Judge Najjar is vastly more qualified in both civil and criminal law than Felix and Leerkamp.
The political process in HC has turned into one big giant joke.
It's too bad the people in this county don't really pay attention to the things that really matter.
Nobletucky

Louisville, KY

#4 Mar 1, 2008
Shes a good one and I hate to see her go.. now if we could get rid of Hughes!!! he's a BUM!!
Stuart Kinney

San Jose, CA

#5 Mar 1, 2008
I can't say anything bad about Judge Hughes, since I'm from Home Place and he ruled to save us from extirpation by Darth Brainard.

Mel Greenway lost to Gail Bardach in 2006. I wonder if he's still around, and if a democrat like him could win an open seat.

Hoosier/Home Place resident
Victims Did Not Proffitt

AOL

#6 Mar 2, 2008
Although Proffitt is most noted for the Conseco ruling, she is also known as the judge that dismissed a case against a fugitive (working under a false name at a pizza restaurant) who falsely accused two customers of pulling out a gun and attempting to rob the store. Although there was never a gun or attempted robbery, Proffitt did not think the worker's behavior was "extreme or outrageous". The worker, who ran after making the report, was later jailed on separate theft and forgery charges. In another case, Proffitt was very lenient on a child pornographer approving a two year sentence and then giving double credit for time served.
no doubt

Duncan, OK

#7 Mar 3, 2008
You'll have twice the fun when the Marion County style of prosecuting criminals comes a calling, in the form of Marion County's chief deputy prosecutor, David Wyser, who wants to do for you what he's done for Indy. Regardless of the current incumbent's performance for Hamilton County, residents here would be well-served to demand a better option than becoming Indy North, which has recently earned the title "Detroit South" itself under his watch. Like the way Indy does it? Vote WYSER! If not, contact your Republican precinct committee man ASAP and tell them to expand their search.
She will be missed wrote:
She was everything you wanted and expected from a judge. Knowledgeable about the law, fair, smart, tough on crime and not afraid to make the unpopular, but legally correct decision.
It's too bad our only choices to replace her are Leerkamp and Felix. Neither is anywhere near qualified to sit on that bench. It's a shame that David Najjar was forced to withdraw his name from the race by the powers that be in the HC Republican Party. Judge Najjar is vastly more qualified in both civil and criminal law than Felix and Leerkamp.
The political process in HC has turned into one big giant joke.
It's too bad the people in this county don't really pay attention to the things that really matter.
Rob

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Mar 3, 2008
It is a shame that Republican Chairman Charlie White forced Najjar from running for judge. It might be better because Najjar should not be judge if he does not have the conviction to stand up for what is right. What a shame that no one in Hamilton COunty is willing to stand up to Mr. White. What happened to Dilinger, Nation, or Carter? The old guard has lost its power and must obey Mr. White's law.
HC Resident

Newport, KY

#10 Mar 3, 2008
Rob...what are you talking about? Najar said he left for personal, family reasons and not because anyone wanted him out. If that's true then Mr. White had nothing to do with that. If it's not true then Mr. Najar was not being honest with the HC citizens. I choose to believe Mr. Najar who I believe has a good reputation. You mentioned Carter...do you mean Sheriff Carter? Dillinger and Mr. White are friends by the way and Dillinger has come out and endorsed Judge Felix for this seat.
A great Judge

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Mar 4, 2008
Judge Proffitt is what a judge should be. Fair, even tempered, punctual, honest, hard working and consistent. We have been blessed for many years to have her as a Judge in Hamilton County. Best wishes in your retirement.
Noblesville Dad

Bloomington, IN

#13 Mar 4, 2008
Who's this Rob guy and where did he get his misinformation. And "She will be missed" is no better. The only joke is the the both of you.
Loves Music

Carmel, IN

#14 Mar 5, 2008
Rob wrote:
It is a shame that Republican Chairman Charlie White forced Najjar from running for judge. It might be better because Najjar should not be judge if he does not have the conviction to stand up for what is right. What a shame that no one in Hamilton COunty is willing to stand up to Mr. White. What happened to Dilinger, Nation, or Carter? The old guard has lost its power and must obey Mr. White's law.
Are you involved at all with the Republican Party? I'm assuming you are not involved, because the Party is better than it was before Chairman White. The previous chairwoman was vicious and vindictive -- she went after me simply because I was involved with a group who wanted to develop a regional Hamilton County GOP social group. She was so threatened by our little group! Chairman White welcomed our group into the fold, and our group has grown since he became chairman. He has opened the party doors so that it isn't just the "old guard's" party anymore. I work in law enforcement and the reason so many are supporting Felix is that he has improved the Carmel City Court in a short period of time. Prior to Judge Felix, the court had a terrible reputation. In response to a previous posting, Will Greenaway is not a democrat, he's a Republican who ran in the Republican Primary. Gail Bardach is the turncoat who conveniently became Republican for the first election after she was appointed by a democrat governor. It sounds like sour grapes -- that you have to justify all of Felix's endorsements by saying that people are "threatened" by the chairman!
Hamilton county resident

United States

#15 Apr 1, 2008
You are right on with Judge Hughes. What a loser. He defends child abusers and women beaters by letting them have their way in his court.

I have personally witnessed the fact that he makes up his mind long before the evidence is introduced. Half the time he's not even listening to the evidence being presented.

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