Missouri Bar to St. Louis County Voters: Retain All Judges But Hood
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Associate Judge Dale Hood with the St. Louis County Circuit Court scored below average in all eighteen categories that lawyers with the Missouri Bar Association use to evaluate judges.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest), Judge Hood earned his lowest marks for demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench and weighing all evidence fairly and impartially before rendering a decision. Attorneys gave him an average score of 2.14 for both those categories.
Last time he was up for retention in 2008 the bar association also recommended that Hood, an appointee of former Governor Matt Blunt, not be retained. He kept his office with 54 percent of the vote. Will he survive again next week? The people behind the website votenojudgehood.com, certainly hope not.
You can find out more about all the judges up for retention at the Missouri Bar's website, Show Me Courts.