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V.I. NEEDS NEW SYSTEM FOR JUDGESHIPS

Dear Source:
Judge Holler is a fine judge. Yet one wonders that she might not have leaned towards the teachers plight if she were not up for reappointment in Governor Turnbull's reign. Clearly she felt the teachers deserve better.
They have no contract as it is invalidated by the Government's failure to pay the negotiated and the then arbitrated settlements. I hope they appeal and ask for a stay of sentence.
We have not a court – by its very nature- unbiased in cases against the administration as the judges are appointed to short terms by the Governor. We need lifetime appointments or elect judges. As we need an independent Attorney General and a Territorial Grand Jury system.
Our Judicial branch must advance towards giving the local people swifter unbiased Justice not the mere aggrandizement of jurisdiction and costs we have had these last decades.
More is at stake then children out of school and the difficulty parents face. Time will be made up. The issue is the respect we have for those to whom we entrust our children. This applies to Police, firemen and all performing government employees.
Michael Paiewonsky

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Dear Source:
Judge Holler is a fine judge. Yet one wonders that she might not have leaned towards the teachers plight if she were not up for reappointment in Governor Turnbull's reign. Clearly she felt the teachers deserve better.
They have no contract as it is invalidated by the Government's failure to pay the negotiated and the then arbitrated settlements. I hope they appeal and ask for a stay of sentence.
We have not a court - by its very nature- unbiased in cases against the administration as the judges are appointed to short terms by the Governor. We need lifetime appointments or elect judges. As we need an independent Attorney General and a Territorial Grand Jury system.
Our Judicial branch must advance towards giving the local people swifter unbiased Justice not the mere aggrandizement of jurisdiction and costs we have had these last decades.
More is at stake then children out of school and the difficulty parents face. Time will be made up. The issue is the respect we have for those to whom we entrust our children. This applies to Police, firemen and all performing government employees.
Michael Paiewonsky