Editorial: Bar Poll is Important to Help Voters Decide

In an editorial, the Times Free Press explains the results from the recent Chattanooga Bar Association's poll that rates the performance of trial court judges. Sessions Court Judge David Bales, who scored poorly, responded by saying the real decision-makers were the voters of Hamilton County, not the bar association. The paper says that "the lawyers' poll is a far more insightful and instructive guide. It merits voters' attention." Don't miss the readers' comments at the end of the story, though, which question the presumption that voters can't figure it out for themselves.