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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Anyone can advocate for any cause they would like. It's not "anti-man" to advocate that women be treated equally and participate equally in a field such as math or business.

    That's the problem that you have.

    Women don't get paid equally to met for equal work. If I advocate for equal pay for equal work, in your mind then, I'm against men. You can't see it as better for both men and women, even though the advocacy is for women. Indeed, the National Organization for Women supported the 2009 Parental Leave Act - advocating for both fathers and mothers to have time off when a new child arrives (either through birth or adoption).

    Sounds pretty equal to me.
    I dont have a problem with it. you miss the point. I dont care if the judge belongs to this club. If there is an indication he has been improper by all means....that should be brought forward. Personally...I dont give a **** who he golfs with. But if you are going to cite gender and race in your restrictions then dont you have to cite it across the board and not just white and male?

    In any game...what really matters is scoreboard. The law was applied and by a vote of 10-8, his actions are deemed to be not inappropriate. You may feel free to align yourself with the 8 of course...that still makes you wrong.
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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Except that a panel of judges as per THE LAW which everyone wants to cite as if they know it reviewed the case and decided he was not violating the law or code of conduct, and was not required to vacate his membership or his judicial position.
    I think they made the wrong decision then. That is, of course, assuming that the information given in the article on what the judiciary code of conduct mandates was accurate.
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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I think they made the wrong decision then. That is, of course, assuming that the information given in the article on what the judiciary code of conduct mandates was accurate.
    nothing wrong with a dissenting opinion. Thats what makes the country great.

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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I dont have a problem with it. you miss the point. I dont care if the judge belongs to this club. If there is an indication he has been improper by all means....that should be brought forward. Personally...I dont give a **** who he golfs with. But if you are going to cite gender and race in your restrictions then dont you have to cite it across the board and not just white and male?

    In any game...what really matters is scoreboard. The law was applied and by a vote of 10-8, his actions are deemed to be not inappropriate. You may feel free to align yourself with the 8 of course...that still makes you wrong.
    Just because I said I thought he should resign, doesn't mean that I think that should be law.

    It just doesn't look good. It gives off a bad appearance, and when one is supposed to be the neutral arbiter of justice, then one should worry about appearances of conflict of interest.

    My gig is much less vital than this, but I still have several circumstances where I have to excuse myself for circumstances because a Jury might be discussing a film by someone I know personally. If I'm in there, it would appear that I'm advocating when I should be neutral. I do that for something as simple as a film competition. Granted, we give out more than $50,000 but it's still not the same as law and justice.

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    Re: should this judge resign his club membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Just because I said I thought he should resign, doesn't mean that I think that should be law.

    It just doesn't look good. It gives off a bad appearance, and when one is supposed to be the neutral arbiter of justice, then one should worry about appearances of conflict of interest.

    My gig is much less vital than this, but I still have several circumstances where I have to excuse myself for circumstances because a Jury might be discussing a film by someone I know personally. If I'm in there, it would appear that I'm advocating when I should be neutral. I do that for something as simple as a film competition. Granted, we give out more than $50,000 but it's still not the same as law and justice.
    I dont know...If I recall from the article, dood has been a judge and member for long enough that he is about to retire and it doesnt seem to have been an issue. He seems to be a diversity advocate within the club. I simply dont see the big deal, except that there was race involved and thats always a good opportunity to break out the race rhetoric.

    I get the requirment for proriety sake. In my job its critical that I not get connected with the Payton Place bull**** that goes on. However it seems like the guy there hasnt been any complaints about his judicial practice from 1978 until someone wrote an article on May 17 2011. Still struggling to see the relevant 'big deal'.

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