I just had to pass on my compliments to The Star on the story regarding Judge Joel Laird's financial difficulties.
It is easy to accuse The Star of bias coverage with a slant toward Democrats, but this work by reporter Patrick McCreless absolutely refutes that and is excellent writing.
While I sympathize with Laird, a sitting judge — especially an elected one — must handle himself and his affairs in a matter that is above question, suspicion and reproach. It is very difficult to understand what has happened here, but surely it must be resolved quickly. Keep up the good work.
James W. Anderson