In the end the Hon Jeffrey Moskowitz was confirmed. We saw that it was going to happen. That the establishment and big money lawyers were going to ram it down our throats.
The flurry of activity behind the scenes. The letters that all of you who wrote in last minute attempt to sway the Senate to do the right thing – was not in vain.
We were inexperienced and trying to accomplish the impossible with no money or resources. We were up against the legal industry who has all of that.
What is interesting is how the Chair of the Judiciary Committee – Sen Robert Burns viewed the testimony saying that there was a lot of positive testimony for the Judge. Or to quote “Our committee had had overwhelming… supportive testimony” ( 18m37s – LINK). If we relied on this litmus test on whether or not a judge is qualified then the committee charged with vetting is nothing more than a front for who is our most popular judges. At least as far as lawyers are concerned – as consumer opinion is not as highly sought after as that of lawyers.
Sen. David Dutremble should be commended for giving a voice to the parents and consumers of judicial services in this judges court. we have said it before and we will say it again. He is a hero. For standing up for the people of Maine and not bowing to the pressure from the legal industry. We cannot thank him enough for sticking his neck out for us.
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