September 17, 2019
News Latest News | Farmington Explosion | Bangor Metro | Blue Hill camp | Today's Paper

Comments for: LePage nominates his legal counsel for district court judge

  • Anonymous

    I saw one woman on the entire list.  That is not equality.   Women are equal citizens and deserve to be judges as much as men.  LePage has set a very bad example.

    • Anonymous

      9 were already judges, he simply reappointed them. Their term is 7 years. When a womans term is up she’ll most likely be reappointed. Anything to bash, jeesh!

      • Anonymous

        At least there were no family members this time.

        • Davida Willette

          refering to the murrays i assume 

      • Anonymous

        Come on, some people do not want facts.  It makes it more difficult for them to find fault with Gov. LePage.

        • Anonymous

          Finding fault with LePage is about as difficult as finding sand on the beach.

          • Anonymous

            For people who blindly follow party lines (the majority of posters on this site and the BDN itself)  I believe you are correct.   While I don’t agree with everything he’s done, I truly respect him. He’s a non-politician who has the nearly impossible job of trying to raise this sunken ship in less than four years.   If Gov. LePage decides to run again in 2014 (I would be surprised), he has my vote.

    • Anonymous

      Let’s see: according to the article out of the eleven individuals nine were renominated and two were new appointments.  So exactly how would you have handled this?  There were two first time nominees for district court judges so perhaps he should have named one woman and one man just to keep it “equal” or would you have failed to renominate 4.5 judges so you could bring in 4.5 women?   Frankly I’m pleased that he was satisfied with the nine incumbents and didn’t feel he needed to make wholesale changes to satisfy either his or your political agenda.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think equality for women is a “political agenda.”  Is that what you are saying?  And yes, I think more women should have been nominated.  Let’s start with picking from among the many excellent women lawyers in the state, instead of, say, “Active Retired” Justice Bradford.  The guy’s retired already.  Let a woman be a judge!

        I think it sad that you cloak your own political agenda behind a flimsy pretense of reason.  The Republican party better start treating women better, because women are not going to be content with white males running the vast majority of the show.

        • Anonymous

           Probably no Wise Latinas available in Maine.

          • Anonymous

            What’s your point?  Do you think you make Republicans look good when you talk like this?

        • Anonymous

           Nominated for being women? Or nominated for being qualified? If we go out of our way to nominate them just for being women, isn’t that patronizing?

    • Anonymous

      My thought exactly when I read the article.  Men continuing to keep women down in our society.  There are some really good lawyers in our state who are women.  Like Melissa from Drummond Woodsum.  

    • So counting is all that is important to you?  Do qualifications count?  Did you know that LePage did not appoint all of these judges?  Is that important to you or are your comments geared toward ripping apart everything LePage says and does?  You don’t need to answer, we know.

      • Anonymous

        You don’t think women have equal qualifications?

        Don’t bother answering.  You sound like a defense lawyer pulling out all the dirty tricks for your dubious client.  If GOP males don’t give equality to women, the women in the GOP are going to break from them, because women can and should be given a fair and equal chance to be judges.

        • Anonymous

          How in the world could any woman remain a republican after the onslaught against them these last two years from people like Mr. Ryan and Mr. Akin?  The republicans have truly lost their way both nationally and on the state level.  Let’s hope the voters – and I hope every woman makes it to the polls this year – turn them out.

          • Anonymous

             What onslaught has Paul Ryan brought against women?

          • Anonymous

            Paul Ryan has co-sponsored with the now famous Congressman Akin several bills that tried to (1) redefine rape with language using words such as ‘forcible’. Even Mr. Romney used that word this week in talking ajbout rape. Rape is rape and trying to change the definition will not change the fact (2) say that a fertilized egg that has not implanted in the womb is a ‘person’ with the constitutional rights of a person – and I guess a superior one to the woman who is carrying that egg – and then all kinds of laws about contraception and abortion can follow from that.(3) no exceptions for rape or incest – a woman – or child as in many cases of incest – must carry the ‘gift from god’.

            The Republican state legislatures and the Federal Republicans in Congress have introduced over 1,000 bills regarding abortion since their take-over in 2010. They ran on jobs, jobs, jobs and all they do is social engineering to fit their extreme Taliban-like views of controlling women.
            By the way, this view that a woman can’t get pregnant from rape unless it’s a ‘legitimate” rape is BS. 39,000 women in the US became pregnant last year from being raped. These people who say these things believe their ideology over science on everything.

            Enough!

    • Anonymous

      And this is different from the examples he sets in other areas how…?

    • Not for the GOP he has not.

  • Anonymous

    Cant wait to go to the confimation hearings……Lepage association = epic fail.

    • In what way.  Give me the reasons why this is a failure and the facts to back it up.

      • Anonymous

        You would have to see for your self how he conducts himself at the state house.

      •  One reason, Because LePage has his hands in it, the facts to back it up GOP establishment as a whole, Grover Norquist and his Muslim Wife w pledge against America’s economy, MHPC, FOX NEWS, Rupert Murdock, Mitt Romney, Donald the hair, Rush and his child bride sitting atop the high moral ground, Larry wide stance Craige, Tom Delay, Nixon, W Bush, Cheney, Halliburton and Baine Capital………

  • Anonymous

    A little “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” going on here?

    • melibusa

       Can’t be running out of relatives can he?

  • Billings is referred to derisively within the Maine GOP as “The Penguin,” for obvious reasons.

  • Davida Willette

    since when is a judge renominated when they are already on the bench

  • Megamind!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats Dan , you will make a fine judge…Good luck my friend…..

  • Anonymous

    I hope he is a hanging judge. One that trials and hangs on the same day

  • Anonymous

    I have known Dan for many years.  He is a first rate lawyer, and well-qualified for the bench.  

  • Anonymous

    He’s been a “steady force for the governor”?  Has the governor been “steady”?  I would say he’s been just the opposite – impulsive and chaotic.  Doesn’t say much for Billings!

  • Anonymous

    At least Baldacci waited to appoint his associates until his term was almost up.  Oh, wait, I’m sorry, 2014 is just around the corner.

  • Anonymous

    What’s the big deal. Any person who can read law books can quote the law. We’re not talking rocket science here. Laws are made to protect the crimminals.  So, I say, pull some person off the street and if he/she can read, put them on the bench. No big deal. (except, of course, for the big paycheck and the excellent retirement package.) 

You may also like