After nearly three years of research, writing, and published documentation about the activities of Cynthia Feland and the Burleigh County State’s Attorney’s Office related to the prosecution of Sandy Blunt I have come, long ago, to the conclusion that Ms. Feland is extremely dishonest. In the Prevaricating Prosecutor series, all of the proof of this assertion has been thoroughly presented. But then when I drive around Burleigh and Morton Counties I see large and small Feland for Judge signs all over the place. What gives? Could I be wrong? What do people that really know think? Maybe members of the ND Bar Association?
Possibly the biggest election story you never heard is the one about the upcoming primary election for judges in North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune article titled “Bar Association ranks Grossman as most qualified judicial candidate” published on May 22, 2010. What was said in the article was significant. But, what was not said was perhaps, much, much, more important. According to those lawyers who as a jury of “peers”, rated Burleigh County Assistant State’s Attorney Cynthia Feland either dead last or tied for lowest rated of the 10 candidates rated.
In the Tribune article it is explained that:
Lawyers in the State Bar Association were asked to rank, on a scale of one to five, the qualifications of attorneys running in contested state judicial elections on their professional competence, legal experience, judicial temperament, integrity and overall qualification. Of 2,067 evaluations sent out, 382 were returned. Attorneys had the option of having no opinion or no response for each candidate.
Lawyers in the South Central Judicial District, which includes Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, Logan, McIntosh, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux counties, returned 41.4 percent of the evaluations.
Somehow the author of the Tribune article was able to recognize that Grossman got the highest rating, but for some reason was unable/unwilling to explain that the candidate who has the highest public visibility and obviously has spent LOTS OF MONEY on campaign signage is by far dead last according to other attorneys in overall qualification. DEAD LAST! WAY LAST!
Here are the FACTS. And they are STUNNING: