To: Sen. Weiler, T.,
Subject: Judicial Nomination of Margaret Plane
Honorable members of the Senate Judiciary Committee,
I am writing as a citizen of Utah on behalf of Margaret Payne, an exceptionally qualified and well-regarded lawyer by both Governor Herbert and in good standing with the Utah State Bar Association, whose judicial nomination have blocked--a reprehensible, wholly, and inexcusably partisan and sexist decision made WITHOUT explanation or merit.
Furthermore, per Utah Constitution, Art. VIII, Sec. 8(4): rejecting a judicial nominee on partisan political grounds is also unconstitutional: "Selection of judges shall be based solely upon consideration of fitness for office without regard to any partisan political consideration."
I ask for her fair representation in a hearing in front of the committee before Governor Herbert’s term expires.
I look forward to your timely reply.
Zip Code: 84120