— Doing some research this afternoon. LIP News will return tomorrow. —
* While on the subject of judges, I received this email (thank you!):
Just wanted you to know about some of the judges we have in Lancaster Co. I was in the courtroom of Merrill Spahn recently and what struck me most, is he has an iPad with him.
During the trial, he would look at it intermittently, I guess he got an email.
My question is this, if ppl are not allowed to take a phone into the Lancaster Courthouse, why can a judge, who is supposed to be paying attention to the proceedings looking at his email?
For this they are being paid $183K????
He is forgetting that someone’s life is hanging in the balance. Shouldn’t he at least be paying ATTENTION?
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO, Please do not use my name, you know what a small community we have here.
TO RUN FOR JUDGE?
About the Hatch Act… When I worked as a County Supports Coordinator for (the then) MH/MR/EI, because our Agency received funding through the Medicaid program, I could not legally display a “Vote for Obama” sign on my front lawn. So if a D.A. can, without first resigning, run for State Office while the County receives any Federal funding, then this appears to be a violation. Would not a wannabe judge NOT know this?
This comment in from “barryinwinnipeg” yesterday.
There is only one way to resolve this – report District Attorney Craig Stedman!
Please check back later today.