JEERS … to Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones. First he challenges 2nd District Judge John Bradbury to a debate. Then he backs out. Bradbury is running against Jones’ colleague, Justice Roger Burdick, in the May 25 primary. Jones is unopposed for another term. Unhappy with Bradbury’s charges against the courts, such as his criticism of using retired judges to preside over cases, Jones sought to defend the system and counter Bradbury’s arguments. The public would have benefited. Burdick and Bradbury haven’t gone into those issues much. Jones is a serious man who was a successful Idaho attorney general. The idea of him debating Bradbury would lead you to think he’s committed to bringing the facts to the voters. But then he flinched/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here (last item).
DFO: H/T: To Lewiston Trib opinionator Marty Trillhaase for expressing how I felt after Justice Jim Jones challenged Judge John Bradbury to a debate and then backed out.
Question: Did Justice Jones deserve Marty’s jeer?