“After three decades as a judge, Superior Court Justice G. Arthur Brennan will retire this summer. Brennan, who is based in York County, will retire Aug. 26, leaving a vacancy on the Superior Court bench.”
“He’s really going to be sorely missed,” said Barry Hobbins, a lawyer in Saco who is Maine’s Senate minority leader. “He’s a very special person. Hobbins praised Brennan for his fairness and his ability to bring together the four components of the criminal justice system – retribution, restraint, deterrence and rehabilitation – in his decision-making.”
“Walter Smith, another Saco-based lawyer, said it’s wonderful to appear before Brennan, whom he described as “a real gentleman. He’s a wonderful human being,” Smith said. “He really cares and really tries to be fair to both sides.”
“Before becoming a judge, Brennan was an assistant attorney general and York County’s district attorney. He was nominated to the District Court bench in 1981 and elevated to the Superior Court in 1984 by Gov. Joseph Brennan.”
Who is Atty. Walter Smith? Partner in the law firm of Smith Elliott & Garmey, attorneys for Saco Biddeford Savings Institute and City of Biddeford.
Joshua Tardy will serve as the committee’s chair.
In February 2004 I was a candidate in a special election held in Biddeford, Maine during the administrative of (now former) Governor John Baldacci (D). My contact with Jonathan Wayne, Director of the Ethics Commission.
I contacted (now former) Rep. Joshua Tardy regarding the fraudulent election in Biddeford, Maine. I informed him of the tampering of ballots and tampering of first class mailings with the post office. I asked for his help with the fraudulent confiscation of my properties. He stated, quote “this has been hashed over.” When I asked why I wasn’t included in the “hashing over” of this issue, he declined to speak with me and hung up on me. Now Governor LePage nominates him to the Judicial Selection Committee?
Additionally, Judge Robert Crowley stepping down at the top of his game.
Does anyone else see a problem here?
Are these issues not a matter of “public interest?”