Today we’ll learn the fate of Pierce County Superior Court Judge Michael Hecht. He’s scheduled to be sentenced for felony harassment and patronizing a prostitute.
But the fate of Hecht’s seat on the bench is less certain.
The County Council recently voted to eliminate Hecht’s post, citing the need for flexibility in a time of tough budgets. The prosecuting attorney’s office cried foul. County Executive Pat McCarthy vetoed the move. And the local bar association is threatening to sue the council.
So far, the council isn’t backing down. Which leads me to ask: what do you think?
Here’s a chance to vote on whether the county should keep or cut the Superior Court seat Hecht held. We don’t pretend this is scientific. But we want to know what you think anyway.