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  •  I called Judge Coughenour (4.00)
    at 206-370-8800

    and talked to a nice woman in his office.  I told her I was calling from North Carolina to thank Judge Coughenour for his strong stand for our Constitution and our system of justice.  She seemed pleased---I'll bet they don't get many Thank Yous.

    •  I talked to what sounded like a nice young man (none)
      and thanked him for his eloquent words.  Ive never called a judge before to thank him for a virdict but I think this is important.  The man said that he would pass it on.  I feel proud of this judge and have renewed faith that there are people out there in positions of power who know right from wrong.  

      But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg.

      by calipygian on Wed Jul 27, 2005 at 02:09:12 PM PDT

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      •  So did I (none)
        I said I thought he was a real American hero.  And was told that the remark would be passed on.  
      •  I don't want to nitpick (none)
        but it is about thanking the judge for the statement he made (during sentencing) not thanking him for the verdict. (Which I suppose might be appropriate in some instances but seems like a bad idea generally to me.)
        •  Im not a lawyer (none)
          I am a near graduate of the American public education system.  Which explains why I cant spell verdict.

          But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg.

          by calipygian on Wed Jul 27, 2005 at 04:11:31 PM PDT

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