EDITOR: Congratulations to Judge Ren?Chouteau for his international studies on justice administration in China, Russia, and Iran ("Judge bans protests at SR courthouse," Tuesday). Freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of religion? Flush them down the toilet.
Dignity and decorum? For what? For whom? Certainly not our Constitution, Bill of Rights and the many who gave their lives to preserve these freedoms in America.
It also appears that justice is not blind in Sonoma County. God forbid the high crimes and misdemeanors occurring if he actually saw (gasp!) a belly button. Apparently our presiding judge has never contemplated the birth process — like democracy, it's obviously too messy for his delicate sensibilities.
We the people pray for relief:
; When some bright attorneys who believe in the rule of law take this case to the Supreme Court.
; When an attorney who believes rule of law trumps an inflated ego will run against Chouteau in the next judicial election cycle.