Many of those in positions of leadership in the court system often serve in elected positions. In many elections, sides often dig up things from another candidate’s personal life that are embarrassing, regrettable, or concerning. Often these incidents may be decades old.
Do you believe the personal life of a judge, administrator, or clerk should be subject to scrutiny and debate during the election? Is the need to better understand the candidate’s personal ethics greater than the candidates right to privacy(or the privacy of his or her family and friends)? Should mistakes made in the past be used to define the candidate? Explain your opinion.