Is a defense attorney or public prosecutor likely to be a better criminal court judge?

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Why a  defense attorney probably makes a better criminal court judge than a state prosecutor. In Hamilton County, Tenn., Boyd Patterson prosecutes for the state, and Mike Little (now in the public defender’s office) defends the accused. They are challenging a politically appointed incumbent, Tom Greenholtz. Mr. Little, despite shortcomings, says criminal court is “independent of everybody. The court is independent. We’re not favoring the government and we are not favoring the defense. We’re in the middle and we listen to the facts and apply the law. *** Justice is giving every man his due under the law.” Today I put interviews with two challengers into perspective. (Courtesy of AM 1240 Hot News Talk Radio)

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