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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Judgment in Little Rock

Posted By on Thu, May 15, 2008 at 3:32 PM


Tuesday, Little Rock voters face a slate of judicial choices, nearly all contested by people not currently in public office.

So today comes a small hue and cry for some discussion on a couple of seats important to the city in which new judges will be elected.

One is the race for environmental court, contested by Ryan Allen, Mark Leverett, Slocum  Pickell and Gary Sullivan.

The other is the race for criminal court, contested by Hugh Finkelstein, Alice Lightle (currently completing a term on the environmental court bench by appointment) and Ernest Sanders. Lee Munson is retiring from this court.

The Coalition of Little Rock Neighborhoods arranged a broadcast forum of the candidates, which can be seen again on Comcast Channel 11 at 11 p.m. today; 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The telecasts won't include Finkelstein, who suspended active campaigning after the recent death of his wife. But his friends are vigorously continuing his campaign, as the photo above, taken today, shows. And the program includes written answers to questions Finkelstein's campaign supplied. Ernest Sanders also sent written answers that were read on air. Ryan Allen didn't appear.

Comments on other judgeships are welcome, too.


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