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Joe Escalante Faces Free Speech Issue in Campaign

Posted by: Thomas Nassiff (06/02/12)
Joe Escalante from The Vandals is campaigning to become a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. The Atlantic wrote a story about Escalante and the free-speech issue he is currently facing in his campaign.
From the Article After racking up 20 years as an attorney and some 480 hours as a volunteer temporary judge presiding over everything from unlawful detainer lawsuits to small-claims cases, Escalante this year decided to put his name on the ballot for an open judicial seat for the upcoming June 5 election. He even has a red-, white-, and blue-hued campaign poster designed by Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic HOPE image of President Barack Obama.

But it hasn't exactly been a smooth race. In what Escalante says is a violation of his constitutional rights, election officials have denied his request to list his ballot designation as "Volunteer Temporary Judge."
  
 
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01:45 PM on 06/02/12
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Really miss his radio show.
01:59 PM on 06/02/12
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i want a new vandals album
04:11 PM on 06/02/12
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Well that doens't sound like such a big deal at all..
They should really just let him.
06:44 PM on 06/02/12
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Cant believe he's 49! Damn time flies
08:04 PM on 06/02/12
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Congrats on being conservative in a punk rock environment.
01:00 PM on 06/03/12
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Vandals Movie = interesting stuff. someone should make it...

and i hate to sound like i dont care about this new story, because i do, but yeah...how about a new vandals album :)
07:47 PM on 06/03/12
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I wasn't aware that something like this was a violation of his free speech.....in short, I'm pretty sure it's not. Although not altogether fair that they are asking him to change his title, constitutional violation seems like a gross overreaction
11:57 AM on 06/04/12
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I wasn't aware that something like this was a violation of his free speech.....in short, I'm pretty sure it's not. Although not altogether fair that they are asking him to change his title, constitutional violation seems like a gross overreaction
Agreed. It's really a technicality and honestly Joe would be better off choosing another title anyway.
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