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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Why should judges really be retained?

Why do people vote to retain any judges? What do we really know about their performance on the bench? What does that poll of attorneys really tell us? Does that poll include prosecutors?

How do we know if a judge is fair, yet protects the citizens of Wyoming from criminals, including those that put our lives at risk when they choose to drive under the influence? Your “Circuit Court” column leaves out an essential item that would enable us to decide which judges should or should not be retained: the name of the judge rendering the sentences.