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A Supremely Excellent Idea for Washington State

January 30, 2008

For many reasons, I am very pleased to announce the candidacy of Michael J. Bond for Washington State Supreme Court. Who is Mr. Bond, and why is he seeking the office of Supreme Court justice?  In his own words,

“I plan to seek election to the Washington State Supreme Court because I believe that, too often, the decisions coming from the Court in the last several years reflect form over substance and a lack of appreciation for the real problems of real people in a real world; and it runs across subjects as diverse as the property tax initiative, government secrecy, and felons caught possessing firearms.”

Seattle attorney Michael J. Bond is a Gonzaga Law School graduate and a former Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps. He has a great breadth of experience as a trial lawyer, representing clients throughout Washington, as well as extensive appellate experience in all three divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court.

Mr. Bond is sincerely interested in individual liberty and property rights. He is sincerely concerned about increasing government encroachments on political speech and land use rights.

Mr. Bond’s analysis of the Supreme Court’s recent Rickert holding takes the dissenting justices to task for misrepresenting the Court’s reasoning. Headlines flew that the Court gave free reign for politicans to lie, but Mr. Bond parses the holding with a more accurate result, concluding that people are not too stupid to discern the truth for themselves, and that the government has no proper role in discerning it for them. Do read his analysis here.

Mr. Bond is a man of keen intellect and candor. I urge Washingtonians concerned with the state of justice in our state to read his blog and view his U-tube.

Washington state will have one vibrant campaign this year, and a most worthwhile one, if we elect Mr. Bond to the state Supreme Court.

  1. January 30, 2008 11:28 am

    Right. The presidential race has degenerated to platitudes about change from some too-familiar unchanging characters.

    But that shouldn’t distract us from this important race. Even with expanding federalism, the State Supreme Court still affects us more directly than Washington DC. We need someone on that court who thinks that justice for the individual is more important than social engineers enforcing the “public interest.”

    Go Michael!

  2. June 2, 2008 7:48 am

    When I have had to suffer several Republican conventions this yerar, including the WSRP convention in Spkane, it is worthwhile to corner judge candidates and pester them about jury nullification – the power of the jury to judge both the facts of the case AND the law.
    Michael Bond is so far the ONLY judge that has not given me a non-answer and then slither away. He also gratiously accepted a copy of the Citizens Rulebook that were being given out by the Ron Paul campaign.

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