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Courthouse protest targets judge

From left, Sean Thornton and Chris Skinner argue with Judge Clark Peterson protester Tom Meyer on Wednesday outside the Kootenai County Courthouse. Thornton and Skinner believe the anti-Peterson movement is based on speculations and irrational reasoning. (Jake Parrish/Coeur d'Alene Press photo)

It's not often that retaining a judge becomes an election controversy. Then again, this is 2016. About 15 people from Citizens for the Removal of Judge Clark Peterson picketed in front of the Kootenai County Courthouse on Wednesday morning, urging voters in Tuesday's general election to not retain the magistrate. The campaign claims Peterson's gaming activities have been a factor in some of the decisions he has made from the bench. The group raised other concerns about his personal life, including bankruptcy, divorce and foreclosure proceedings on his home/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Has the movement to dump Judge Clark Peterson affected your retention vote in that race?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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