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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Supreme Court choices

Posted By on Wed, May 17, 2006 at 2:21 PM

The Leader endorses Wendell Griffen and Donald Corbin for Supreme Court. As it happens, we noticed this solid pitch for votes from Griffen in a recent e-mail.

... I am talking with voters about three issues in the race for Position 5.

First, I am talking about which candidate has the best experience for doing the principal work of the Arkansas Supreme Court. I have decided more than 2,200 appeals. My opponent has decided none.

Second, I am talking about which candidate has the best ideas for improving our courts. I want to save Arkansans time, trouble, and money by allowing appeals to be safely filed over the Internet. My opponent has never put forth any plan, let alone a better one.

Third, I am talking about which candidate's record shows a stronger commitment to the freedoms of our democracy. I talk with voters about what I believe, stand up for my beliefs, and respect the rule of law. My opponent does not believe voters deserve to know what he believes-even though the U.S. Supreme Court decision shows that voters deserve such information, and that judicial candidates are ethical in giving such information. ...

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