It is very relevant now when judicial candidate John Hubbard, Delaware County DA now, claims in his election campaign to become a County Judge his extremely high conviction rate - without mentioning that that the said conviction rate was obtained
(1) illegally, without disclosure to defendants and their attorneys that the presiding judge (Becker) was Hubbard's law partner before coming to the bench, and
(2) from Judge Northrup, Hubbard's former boss/DA.
Coincidentally, both Becker and Northrup ran from their much-craved judicial positions before their terms were up, indicating that they were both booted quietly for undisclosed misconduct - and County judges are very, very rarely booted by the New York Commission for Judicial Conduct, so misconduct must have been really, really bad.
John must be proud by such an association and leadership.
By the way, John does not mention to the public on his Facebook election page that he, together with his then-boss Northrup and in cahoots with his former law partner Judge Becker, bought waivers of liability for himself, judge Becker, the County and its various employees in civil rights lawsuits through plea bargains in criminal cases.
I caught the crew doing that in 2009 in a case of a legally blind client where the crew had the legally blind client sign such a waiver without being told what he was signing.
That was a form waiver my legally blind client has signed (represented at the plea allocution by a previous attorney, who we sued successfully later), so there is a high likelihood John Hubbard, Northrup and Becker have had a zillion of those waivers sold in exchange for plea bargains.
The impartial and honorable ones.
Just know who you are electing.