The writer of a letter (TNT, 7-24) about Pierce County Superior Court Judge Vicki Hogan suggests that “There’s simply no reason to replace her.” Really?
Hogan ranked 17th out of our 22 judges in fairness, knowledge and respectfulness based upon a 2012 judicial evaluation survey with responses from nearly 500 local attorneys. More than one in four attorneys did not believe Hogan would competently or fairly handle their clients’ cases.
In some states, the law mandates that a public agency report to the electorate that a performance like Hogan’s does not meet minimum state judicial standards. The large majority …