July 31, 2010

Who named Bradford as Dechaine hearing judge?

When I read that the presiding judge in the court hearing for Dennis Dechaine was Carl Bradford, the same judge who convicted him 22 years ago, I was puzzled and uneasy.

Certainly the state of Maine has many judges, and it would look better if the judge were someone else.

Why Bradford? Who named him as the judge for this case? Isn’t he retired? Won’t there be questions?

It seems that with the national publicity this case has received, the judicial system would not leave itself vulnerable to questions such as mine.

Gail Schade


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