Yubanet posted this letter from retired judges urging citizens to reject the recall petition of Judge Julie McManus, an opinion that also was expressed here.
Here’s the letter:
By: Judge Carl F. Bryan II, Judge Albert P. Dover (retired)
March 8, 2012 – This week backers of a petition to recall Judge Julie A. McManus were on the streets asking people to sign up.
Reasonable people can certainly believe that if a judge is disabled and cannot serve, that they should be removed from office.
The recall petition is a bad idea because Judge McManus has already removed herself from the bench as a result of her disability. Her request for disability retirement has been pending for several months and will likely be instituted well before the 9,400 signatures required to recall can be gathered.
This recall would have no effect on the disability retirement sought by Judge McManus.
The recall petition is a bad idea because if the petitioners prevail, the special election they seek would cost Nevada County taxpayers about $200,000.
In the normal course of events, the Governor will simply appoint a new judge after her retirement process is completed. That new judge would have to run in elections thereafter.
Some people just want to hurt Judge McManus personally and the recall petition is their vehicle to do so.
Joining such a hurtful enterprise is also a bad reason upon which to sign the petition.
The rest of the letter is here.