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Smearing Republicans, a St. Clair County Democrat tradition

By The Madison County Record | Oct 10, 2018

Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh isn’t the only candidate for a judgeship to have his reputation smeared by his political opponents.

Cason wants record set straight on custody ruling; Says it was another judge who released child into dangerous home

By Record News | Oct 8, 2018

Republican judicial candidate Laninya Cason says she has been falsely accused of taking actions on the bench that led to the death of a child, and she faults her opponent for advancing his campaign by posting an article on social media that allegedly places her in a false light.

Fifth District reverses, remands Brooklyn murder case to determine if evidentiary hearing is needed

By Record News | Oct 6, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – Former Twentieth Circuit chief judge John Baricevic should have taken seriously a prisoner’s claim of ineffective assistance at trial, Fifth District appellate judges decided on Sept. 26.

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