Whom to pick for Court of Appeals?

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by Malum Prohibitum, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    In the nonpartisan election for the Georgia Court of Appeals, whom should one pick?

    Antoinette Davis
    Stan Gunter
    Adrienne Hunter-Strothers
    Chris McFadden
    David Schaeffer

    Does the candidate's experience with guns matter to you? At a Federalist Society lunch yesterday, a troublemaker asked the candidates which ones were members of the Federalist Society and which ones habitually or even regularly carried a gun.

    Only Chris McFadden and Stan Gunter responded that they are members of the Federalist Society.

    Stan Gunter stated that he also carried a gun, using a hip grip.

    Adrienne Hunter-Strothers stated that her dad is a hunter.

    Antionette Davis told an entertaining story about her only experience with a gun, which included pushing the muzzle into the mud, and, when firing, watching the barrel scroll open.

    David Schaefer denied carrying a gun, told a story about a client bringing a gun to a mediation, and gave his opinion on how inappropriate it was (the client was told to remove it).

    Chris McFadden said he does not trust himself with a gun (something about hand-eye coordination and lack of training).

    So there it is if this sort of thing matters to you when you go to the polls to vote for the person that will be occupying a seat on the Court of Appeals and hearing appeals in cases that may involve firearms.
     
  2. RIA45

    RIA45 New Member

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    :help:

    Should I expect an GCO email regarding supported candidates?
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I do not know that GCO is getting into judicial elections (I do not know that they are not, I just do not know). I just wanted to pass on information to people who read this forum about what I witnessed, in case they found it relevant.
     
  4. RIA45

    RIA45 New Member

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    oh. Relevance noted.


    This had no relevance.
     
  5. SheriffOconee

    SheriffOconee New Member

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    I only know Toni Davis, and I know her well.
    She believes the Constitution says what it means, and means what it says.
    She told me the same story about her experience with a firearm, however, she is going to take our firearms class in October here at the SO if her schedule allows it (she arranged this back in July, this wasn't a recent thing)
    She is very easy to talk to....not condescending like some lawyers are...... :wink:
    If you have questions, call her and talk to her.
    I bet she will take your call, or call you back as soon as she can.
     
  6. Khondker

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    Any one has any advice who should we vote for court of Appeals?
     
  7. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    What do you mean? I gave advice, and SheriffOconee gave some (different) advice. By "any one," do you mean from somebody you trust more than me or him? :lol:
     
  8. seajay

    seajay NRA Certified Instructor

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    Antoinette Davis
     
  9. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Why?
     
  10. seajay

    seajay NRA Certified Instructor

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    Without just a copy and paste of SO's

    Very easy to talk to.

    Seems to actually care about people. and isn.t anti gun.

    I don't know how pro gun; but doesn't seem to mind them.
     
  11. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    I'm voting for Gunter.
     
  12. Match10

    Match10 Active Member

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    Wiping Diet Pepsi off the screen..... :righton:
     
  13. Viking

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    McFadden. I've spoken to him many times and he is the best qualified -- and wrote the book on appeals in GA.
     
  14. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

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    This is one of those races where I don't know. I highly value the opinions of MP and the Sheriff, so I now have two choices where I didn't have any previously. I was thinking of just passing on this one as I don't have enough information to make an informed choice. Now, I have two and that means I'll have to do some research and pick one. Bummer! That sounds like it will require some effort on my part.

    Arrghh!

    Lawyers!!!!!!!!!!!!











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  15. Khondker

    Khondker Member

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    Hello Viking
    Do you know what McFadden thinks about 2A?
     
  16. RevolverDan

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    Figured I'd bump this today.
     
  17. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Nobody knows, and he ain't sayin'. [-(
     
  18. AV8R

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  19. RecoveringYankee

    RecoveringYankee New Member

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    Finally decided today. Voting for Davis, based on years working within the court system researching and writing for the serving judges, and with endorsements from several judges with whom she worked.

    But I will be perfectly happy if Gunter takes it. He also seems well qualified.