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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 14 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Provo, UT

I am affraid that the committee will have to do better than that. Su J. Chon is certainly not the first person to be appointed to the bench that has had little to no trial experience! Judge Memmott of the Second District Court (who, by the way, was outstanding) came to the bench from the Office of Legislative Counsel on Capitol Hill. Trying to make a distinction here between Chon and and Memmott, or the many other prominent and remarkably effective judges in Utah and elsewhere without trial experience will do little but raise ugly suspicion; suspicion which the full senate should immediately dispel by confirming Chon. To do otherwise will only serve to sustain an injustice thinly veiled by spurious rationalization.

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