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FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014, 9:07 A.M.

Judge Embraces Conservatism

What is it to be a conservative judge? First District Judge Lansing Haynes made that question the title of his speech Thursday at a meeting of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans at Fedora Pub and Grille. "I can tell you that I have intentionally and volitionally have set out to be a conservative judge," Haynes said. To the people who know him well, he said, there has never been a mystery where he stands. "I'm conservative personally, conservative religiously, (and) conservative socially," Haynes said. "As chief deputy prosecutor for 18 years, I had somewhat of a reputation for being a so-called tough prosecutor"/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (CdA Press photo: Gabe Green)

Question: Is there such a thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge?

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