Shelbyville Daily Union

Homepage

October 24, 2012

Candidates Answer Questions About Circuit Judge Position

(Continued)

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Q: How would you define the job as circuit judge?

Bennett: To run his or her courtroom with integrity, impartiality, sensitivity and proper judicial temperament. In an ISBA poll of fellow attorneys in the 4th Judicial Circuit, I rated 98.21% on integrity, 94.51% on impartiality, 96.37% on sensitivity and 96.43% on judicial temperament.

Friedel: The law is not a game to be played by lawyers. The judge’s role is to make sure that all parties are heard and the law is followed. It is the merit of a case, not who you are or your lawyer that should determine the rulings. We all want to be liked by our colleagues; lawyers and judges included, but judges need to remain independent and be willing to make rulings that don’t benefit the lawyers appearing before the Court. The law is to serve and protect the people and judges need to be committed to that purpose.

Q:  Why are you running for Shelby County Circuit Judge?

Bennett: I believe my vast experience and legal abilities are right for the time. It will be a challenge replacing retiring Judge Michael P. Kiley; my promise to the people of Shelby County and the 4th Judicial Circuit is to do my best.

Friedel: I have gone to great lengths to get my name on the ballot to give the voters a meaningful choice for judge. I believe I have something valuable to offer Shelby County, my career. In 1992, the Shelby County voters elected a State’s Attorney judge and got in return a half of Judge Kiley’s career with 20 years of stability and service on the bench to the people of Shelby County. I have had a successful and fulfilling first half of my career as a prosecutor and I aspire to giving Shelby County the second half of my career on the bench.

Text Only
Local News
Obituaries
Homepage
  • Residents cite problems near Copeland Bridge

    Residents living near the Copeland Bridge south of Shelbyville approached the Shelby County Board Wednesday voicing an ongoing problem that has grown worse in recent months.Joe Woodall, Rose Township supervisor and landowner, told the board that week

    August 19, 2014

  • 081914 Rauner in Sullivan pic Rauner makes campaign stop in Sullivan

    Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stopped at the T ‘n T Pizzeria in Sullivan Sunday evening for a brief visit to rally citizens to get out the vote in November.Rauner is stumping the state in a “Shake-up Express” bus tour, visiting 38 counties in

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 081214 house blessing pic 2 9th House Blessing held Sunday

    The key was given to the ninth Shelby County Habitat for Humanity home residents Sunday during the house blessing ceremony.The Wallace-Pesch family are the new residents of the home at 401 South Pine in Shelbyville.“The home was returned to us (Habit

    August 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • cold air funnel.jpg Cold air funnels rattle residents

    Residents and lake visitors became a bit nervous Saturday afternoon as a number of funnel clouds were sited throughout the area.

    August 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • 080814 city council - chautauqua Work on Chautauqua to begin

    Work on the Chautauqua auditorium will soon be underway as the Shelbyville City Council approved the bid for structural repair during its regular meeting Monday evening.The council approved work by Holland and Holland at $89,705. The work includes re

    August 8, 2014 1 Photo

Celebrations
  • 081914 Scott AIEC bd of directors pic Scott elected to AIEC Board of Directors

    The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) recently held its annual meeting July 31- Aug. 1 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. During the Board of Directors reorganizational meeting, John Scott of Pana was elected to represent Shelby E

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Tit for Tat? McDonald's Shuttered in Moscow Life on the Professional Video Game Circuit TX Gov Perry in Washington: 'Confident' in Case Hospital Releases Two Missionaries Who Had Ebola Ramen Health Risks: The Dark Side of the Noodle NYC Doctor-in-chief Seeks Community Approach Indonesian Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters Raw: Shots Fired in Liberian Shantytown DOJ, Bank of America Reach Record Settlement Raw: Cubavision Airs Images of Fidel Castro Raw: Grief After Deadly Airstrikes in Gaza Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended Kathy Griffin Challenges Minaj to 'a Booty Off' Johnson: Six Arrests, No Tear Gas in Ferguson Raw: Rescue, Relief Efforts at Japan Landslide Cadavers, a Teen, and a Medical School Dream California Drought Stings Honeybees, Beekeepers Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium