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Hales best for judge


The Douglas County judicial selection commission has forwarded three finalists to Gov. Brian Sandoval as possible replacements for retiring District Court Judge Dave Gamble.

The obvious choice is James Hales, a local attorney. Mr. Hales is a conservative Republican, as are the majority of this county’s residents. Hales’ views would be in alignment with the community he would be serving.

Finalist Tod Young is a very skilled defense lawyer whose courtroom excuses for his clients’ criminal behavior have made for some great reading, but don’t bode well for the kind of law and order approach a judge should take these days.

Finalist Marc Picker may be a fine man, but he’s not from around here. Mr. Picker lives in Reno. Gov. Sandoval should select Jim Hales as the next district court judge for our county.