What kickstarted the ground swell of opposition to Judge Scott Steiner’s election?
In anticipation of facing serious challengers for his seat, he reached out to several successful criminal defense lawyers who, apparently, appreciate his sentencing calls on their cases. Judge Steiner runs the felony arraignment calendar in North Court, where he can exercise several sentencing options for many felony cases that pass through his courtroom. They reached back to host a fundraiser on his behalf. Reportedly, lawyers join the Select Committee by dropping $1000 or more for the privilege. That could add up to $20,000 to start, a very nice cushion.
But keep it on the QT!