[Checks and Balances...Not] The state Senate just voted against confirming 3rd District Judge Robert Hilder for the Utah Court of Appeals. It went as most legal types expected. A man with a long record as a fair and professional district court judge went down in flames.
The vote was 16-12, including the anticipated rant from Sen. Chris Buttars, (R-West Jordan) questioning Hilder's temperament. Questions had also surfaced during earlier hearings about the judge's moral character because he has been married, divorced and married again.
Another stinking sign of your Legislature at work. (Holly Mullen)