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There’s a Myth About Judges

Because of the unique ethical rules that govern judicial campaigns, people often say that judicial candidates are difficult to support because “they can’t say anything,” meaning they cannot speak about partisan politics, issues pending in court or that may be litigated in court.

In truth, we tell you what matters most: our background, training, our views of Justice under the Law and what motivates us to seek judicial office. This gives you a window into our character. And those are the most important elements to consider when selecting a judge.

When I first ran for District Court Judge, I spoke about the need to redefine our concept of “strong justice,” equating it with upholding the highest ethical principles and standards of legal scholarship, while maintaining an unwavering daily commitment to impartially deciding cases. I still believe that. 

The past six years have deepened and refined my understanding of the needs of all who enter the courtroom. The decisions we make as judges have an immediate and powerful impact on the lives of everyone who comes before us. Even when faced with the heaviest caseloads and staffing shortages, it is our ethical and moral obligation to treat all individuals with the dignity, respect and consideration they deserve.

Additionally, experience, training and proper temperament are necessary to allow us to impose meaningful sentences. Sometimes that means rehabilitation and avoiding incarceration and at other times that means making the decision to incarcerate someone. Moreover, it is the right experience, training and temperament that provides the wisdom to know the difference between the two.

We take an oath to judge fairly and impartially, upholding the laws of New York State and the United States. We only earn the right to be called “your honor” when we are faithful to that oath. This is my daily commitment to every person who comes into my courtroom.

Chris Ann Kelley
Acting County Court/District Court Judge

(Source: reelectjudgekelley.com)

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Meet Judge Kelley in Stony Brook Sunday, September 29

Sarah and Jack Harrington invite you to join them at their home this Sunday, September 29, 2013 to meet and support Judge Kelley.

20 Main Street (Yellow house)
Stony Brook, NY 11790


4:00 PM- 5:30 PM 

Light refreshments served.
Donations welcome (but not required) at the event.

Make checks payable to:
Committee to Re-elect Judge Kelley
P.O. Box 1424
Stony Brook, NY 11790

For more information or to RSVP contact Jack Harrington at 631.675.1189 or via email.
RSVP no later than September 28, 2013.

Parking is available on Main Street (near the pond) or on nearby side streets.

DOWNLOAD THE INVITATION (PDF) 

Political contributions are not tax deductible

To learn more about Judge Chris Ann Kelley, please visit

http://www.reelectjudgekelley.com

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Dinner and drinks tonight?

We hope you’ll swing by the Suffolk County Law Center in Patchogue after work tonight for dinner and drinks to support Judge Chris Ann Kelley’s campaign. Minimum contribution: $50.00
228 East Main St. 
Patchogue, NY 11772
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Pay at the door by making checks payable to the Committee to Re-elect Judge Kelley.

If you have any questions, please email the campaign or call Patty Molloy 631.965.2475. 

Thanks for everything you’re doing. Every little bit makes a difference.

 DOWNLOAD THE INVITATION (PDF)

I can’t make it, but I want to make a contribution.

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Come Support Judge Chris Ann Kelley at the Suffolk County Law Center, Thursday, September 19

With just over 60 days left in this campaign, there’s never been a more important time to show your support for Judge Chris Ann Kelley. 

So as we enter these last weeks of this campaign, let’s show Chris what kind of support she’s got behind her — the kind that will put her definitively across the finish line on November 5th.

To help make that possible, please join us on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Suffolk County Law Center in Patchogue from 5:30 - 7:30 P.M. for a fundraiser in support of her campaign.

228 East Main St.
Patchogue, NY 11772


Minimum contribution: $50.00

If you have any questions, please email the campaign or call Patty Molloy 631.965.2475. 

DOWNLOAD THE INVITATION

http://www.reelectjudgekelley.com/news_files/suffolk-law-center-event.html

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A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon.
President Bill Clinton at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  (via think-progress)

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think-progress:

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was 23 years old when he spoke at the original March on Washington. He is the only living speaker to address both today’s and 1963’s: 
August 28, 1963: ”We are tired. We are tired of being beat by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked up in jail over and over again, and then you holler ‘Be patient.’ How long can we be patient?”
August 28, 2013: "The signs that said white and black are gone… but there are still invisible signs. The scars and stains of racism remain. still remain deeply embedded in American society whether it’s Stop and Frisk in New York or injustice in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
Photo by Alex Seitz-Wald

think-progress:

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was 23 years old when he spoke at the original March on Washington. He is the only living speaker to address both today’s and 1963’s: 

August 28, 1963: ”We are tired. We are tired of being beat by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked up in jail over and over again, and then you holler ‘Be patient.’ How long can we be patient?”

August 28, 2013: "The signs that said white and black are gone… but there are still invisible signs. The scars and stains of racism remain. still remain deeply embedded in American society whether it’s Stop and Frisk in New York or injustice in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.

Photo by Alex Seitz-Wald

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Greek, Italian & drinks - Oh my!

And dessert, great company and great music. The team that came up with the “Great American (Indoor) Barbecue” is helping Dan Belano with his event to help keep Judge Kelley on the bench.

Stop by after work at his Patchogue offices on Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.

 

96 South Ocean Ave.

Patchogue, NY 11722

 

Minimum contribution: $50.00

 

To RSVP or for more info, please contact Patty at 631.965.2475 or via email. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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