The results of a poll which asked lawyers whether specific candidates for judicial office were qualified or not shows republican judges in Madison and St. Clair counties receiving the lowest scores. Ironically, while new Judge Don Weber-R-received a 35.5 rating, Circuit Court Judge George Moran who recently resigned because of weird goings on in his personal life, received at 78 percent rating.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the many democratic trial lawyers in these two counties are attempting to oust any republican running for a court position, afterall, they have long had a sense of party entitlement which makes them go slightly crazy when an outsider (republican) gets into office. They have made Weber's short courtlife a twilight zone, asking for substitute judges when one of their cases is assigned to him. His total of substitute cases has reached 66 in the four months he has been on the bench.