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Monday, October 25, 2010

Wow! Times Pulls Endorsement of State Supreme Court Justice

The Seattle Times has pulled its endorsement 
of Justice Richard Sanders.

Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders, made some controversial statements recently, implying
"blacks... [have} a crime problem".

Sanders opponent is Charlie Wiggins, who was endorsed by the 32nd District Democrats.
Mr Wiggins has been championing "judicial independence" as an attorney who practices law and tries cases at the Supreme Court.

Publicola has a brief item on this matter.

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On Other Sites: Seattle Times Pulls Endorsement

By Josh FeitMonday, October 25, 2010 at 12:57 PM
0 Comments and 0 ReactionsThe Seattle Times has rescinded its endorsement of state Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders because of recent statements Sanders’ made about blacks having a “crime problem” because they commit a disproportionate percent of crimes—apparently dismissing  long list of social factors, like inadequate legal representation and policing policies, that affect African Americans.
The Times, which pulled its Sanders endorsement yesterday, is now endorsing Sanders’ opponent, Charlie Wiggins.
PubliCola endorsed Wiggins, a Bainbridge Island attorney, as one our early No Brainer PubliCola Picks.

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