Judges play an understated role in the
U.S. While legislators write and pass the laws and mayors, governors and
presidents enforce the laws, judges interpret the laws. In a sense,
this can be just as important as writing the law. Sentencing in
particular can decide the weight of a law.
When CityBeat set out to
research this year’s slate of candidates and issues, we did so aware of
the guiding principles behind our weekly news coverage. We are proud to openly advocate for reform that produces equal
rights, equal opportunity, environmental protection and sustainable
We at CityBeat take election endorsements seriously, and
you should too! Our writers spent considerable time researching 2012’s
candidates and issues and what each means to the future of Cincinnati
and America. (We also figured out what the Hamilton County coroner does
besides chopping up bodies...) This is the first half of our
endorsements — the entire collection will be available in our Election
Issue Oct. 31. Read ’em and weep, voter suppressionists!
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is in
full effect, and CityBeat's intrepid team of reviewers is on the
scene. Check back early and often for reviews of all 32 performances,
nearly all of which will have their first performance reviewed.
You'll be completely in the know for this weekend's Fringy