Video: Republican judge exposes Rep. Stevens' faulty appeals court data
Republican Appeals Court Judge Donna Stroud spoke at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to dispute Rep. Sarah Steven’s inaccurate data about the court’s workload. Steven’s H239 would reduce the Court of Appeals from 15 to 12 judges.
During the committee meeting, senator after senator questioned the logic for reducing the Court’s workload and wondered aloud why there was not an official position from the Courts. Eventually, Rep. Stevens was called out during public comment by Republican Court of Appeals Judge Donna Stroud, who brought her own set of data directly from the court.
By the end even Republican Sen. Jerry Tillman agreed with Judge Stroud, “Something is wrong here and I believe your numbers would be right.”