On Friday, April 29, 2011 Governor Paul LePage announced the members of his Judicial Selection Committee. “I am pleased to have a group of experienced attorneys to advise me on judicial appointments. One of a governor’s lasting legacies is his judicial appointments and I take my responsibility to nominate judges very seriously. I look forward to working closely with this distinguished group of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents from all parts of the State to ensure that Maine people continue to be served by a high quality judiciary,” said Governor LePage.
Joshua Tardy will serve as the committee’s chair.
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Governor Paul R. LePage performed the swearing in of two judges. “In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor, and integrity of the candidates, not politics.”
Judges are reviewed by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary and confirmed by the full Senate.
You should research which republicans – under the Baldacci administration – are advisors/commissioners/committee members, etc. under the LePage administration. You might learn something. A good place to start is with Joshua Tardy!
Maine Governor Paul LePage has aligned himself with the wrong people, not only with the Judicial Selection Committee.
Is he getting “advice” from the Baldacci left-overs? Although, Joshua Tardy is a Republican.
(Now former) Rep. Joshua Tardy(R), during the tenure of Governor John Baldacci (D), was contacted regarding a fraudulent election in Biddeford, Maine. He was informed of ballot tampering and tampering of first class mailings with the post office. His help was also sought with fraudulent confiscation of properties. He stated, quote “this has been hashed over.” When asked why the complaining party wasn’t included in the “hashing over” of this issue, he declined to speak and hung up. Now Governor LePage nominates him to the Judicial Selection Committee?
There is some talk of Joshua Tardy running for CD2 congressional seat. Who wants a lobbyist as a rep? Would he be representing us or his special interests…once again!
Governor LePage must take into consideration his “lasting legacies is his judicial appointments” and take his responsibility to nominate judges more seriously. He must work more closely “with the people” who have been so irreparably harmed by this less than “distinguished group of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents from all parts of the State” who have not “ensured that Maine people continue to be served by a high quality judiciary.”
The people know the problems. One of the problems is colleagues covering each others butts! The longer they have covered up…they deeper the hole they have dug. Misprision of Felony is still on the books!
Help the people restore our republic, Governor LePage. The people will back you.