Tomorrow is an election day and I urge everybody to get out and vote. For the most part, I really couldn't care less who you vote for, except in one circumstance. If you are a resident of Tooele, Salt lake or Summit county, then you simply must vote against Judge Lewis. This woman has serious problems.
Judges are not elected in Utah, but they do come up for vote every six years. One of the most recent issues with her stemmed from a hunter that had to appear before her for some reason. Judge Lewis was badgering the hunter (she clearly states that she has a predjudice against hunters) and a friend of the hunter in the back of the courtroom sighed and walked out. Judge Lewis kind of went postal and had the bailiff go and get the person that left and then she threw him in the holding cell for being bored. The courtroom video is on YouTube here or you can watch it below. The quality is awful but you can clearly hear everything that is going on.
There are a lot of comments from attorneys that have had to stand before her on these posts from Voice of Utah here and here.
***Update*** I can't believe that I forgot about one of the craziest issues with her. This judge apparently cut 10 years off of a sex offenders sentence after the sentence had been handed down. I heard that she did this because the prosecuting attorney had been late to court one day. When she lightened this sentence, she did it by telling the defendants attorney and told him "keep this between you and me," ie. don't tell the prosecuting attorney about this. Here are two articles about this instance in the Deseret News: "Judge Criticized Again" "Judge Lewis Dispute Prompts State Motion" ***End Update***
Lastly, if you want to read more about this BOB (B---- On the Bench) then visit http://www.firejudgelewis.com/.
Best of luck at the polls tomorrow.