Notes: Whatcom County Council Committee of the Whole discussion of district court judge vacancy / Noisy Waters Northwest

Click the image to access a copy of a letter on the Whatcom County website, sent by former Whatcom County District Court Judge David Grant to Whatcom County Council Chairman Barry Buchanan, providing additional information on Grant’s retirement

July 17, 2021 Dena Jensen

At Whatcom County Council’s last Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, one of the items Council Members discussed was establishing a process for filling a Whatcom County District Court judicial vacancy. The Council will be filling the position that was left vacant when District Court Judge David Grant retired prior to the end of his term.

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County prosecutor plays cruel games / Northwest Citizen, John Servais

County prosecuter lubaThu, Jun 25, 2015, 6:00 pm   John Servais

First posted at 7:51 am.  See 6 pm update half way down.

In 2011, Luba Pekisheva was convicted in Whatcom County District Court by judge Elich of assault and theft.  In truth, she probably committed neither. But Pekisheva had defied a good ol’ boy from the county and our Whatcom County justice system – judges, prosecutors and public defenders – seems to have shown extra zeal in convicting Pekisheva and making it stick.  Continue reading