Thurman Arnold Endorses Superior Court Judge James Cox
For Re-Election in 2012
There are a number of candidates for several judicial positions that have opened up in Riverside County for the June, 2012 elections. One is Superior Court Judge James Cox, who seeks re-election. Judge Cox supervises the Probate Calendar for the Indio courts from his courtroom in Palm Springs. Judge Cox also, somewhat infrequently, covers family law and dissolution related matters - typically when our two Family Court bench officers in Indio are disqualified, or recuse themselves, from hearing matters otherwise assigned to them.
I endorse Judge Cox and urge our community to retain him in the upcoming election.
All judges, and applicants aspring to become judges, are not created equally. I have probably appeared in front of Judge Cox only a dozen times or so in the past five years, since my office doesn't generally handle probate matters and he gets only a small number of family law cases. While I've not always agreed with his rulings, I have always felt that he gave both parties in the matters he has decided a full and complete listen, and that he has an uncommon intelligence and ability to discern what the pivotal issues are and to apply the law in a fair and unbiased way. That is the essence, for me, of a good judge. Judge Cox is a particularly smart guy with a good understanding of family law, and the public interest is best served by retaining experienced jurists who've proven over time that they can do their jobs well.
Judge Cox is roundly endorsed by judges, lawyers, and members of the district attorney and public defender's offices.
I can tell you he is worth keeping. It is for that reason that I am speaking up in his support. Please consider voting for him.