The position of judge of the Circuit Court in our legal system carries respect, and is an honor for any attorney. Critical qualifications include a history of excellence and integrity in both the candidates’ personal and professional lives.

On Nov. 4, you have the right and the obligation to vote intelligently.

One is a sitting judge, selected out of several names, Republicans and Democrats, recommended to our governor by local attorneys. They know the qualifications needed, such as a life devoted to justice, a focused person, dedicated to the truth, and an example to the entire community. A judge must have a full-time commitment and a singular passion for that position. All judges must have a career highlighted by truth and need to be respected by their peers. Judges are not politicians.

Learn about the two men before you vote, because someday you or a family member may stand before that judge, and you are entitled to absolute justice — nothing less.



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Have to agree with the letter, I voted for Dan this morning.


One certainly wonders if the author is related to a certain Michael Harrigan. As reported in the FNP on September 27, 2014:

The 2011 federal complaint for criminal malpractice [against Rolle] was filed by Michael Peter Harrigan, a Pennsylvania man who was represented by Rolle and another attorney in a criminal homicide trial.

A Pennsylvania court recently ruled that Harrigan's complaints were the result of reasonable trial strategies by Rolle and the other attorney, James K. Reed.

In a filing asking that the case be dismissed, an attorney for Rolle notes that, according to legal precedent, an attorney cannot be found guilty of criminal malpractice if a defendant is not granted post-trial relief in the associated case based on attorney error.

“That's about to get dismissed by the federal courts,” Rolle said. "That's a case where I'm proud of the result."

His client went from facing life without parole to serving five to 10 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter, Rolle said.

“When you're in the business I'm in and you've tried murder cases — unlike my opponent, who's never had anything to do with one — you're going to have clients who can't accept what they've done,” Rolle said. “I think it points out the difference between us. I've handled cases. I've tried cases. Very difficult, complicated cases in multiple jurisdictions. That's what makes a good judge.”


Or we can vote earlier.


AGREED resurch needed.


Great letter. And the best reasons yet to vote the Danny O'Connor. Amen.

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