Loudoun County can be proud of the nominee for the current judicial vacancy in the 20th Circuit. The nominee is Alex Levay, pictured above on the left, this is a candidate that we can be proud of. Mr. Levay served in the Public Defender office , which is a huge benefit, Perhaps more importantly , Mr. Levay was the attorney who fought and secured the freedom of Bruce McLaughlin. It is important to note here that Lorrie Sinclair served as the Assistant Commonwealth Attorney during the re-trial of Mr. McLaughlin. Yes, she sought to keep an innocent man in prison.
Levay’s effort in gaining McLaughlin’s freedom was monumental. He discovered the audio tapes of the interviews with Mr. McLaughlin’s children, The tapes were revealing, the social workers and investigators were feeding the children information.
Levay, is a candidate that we should be proud of.
In Loudoun County , as far as Loudoun County Child Protective Services go , it is the same old thing. Benjamin Smith, former Loudoun CPS worker, is your typical dishonest and poorly trained social worker. Reading the very tragic cases of the 80′s and 90′s and the innocent people who were caught during that time frame is disheartening. It is more disheartening in that Loudoun CPS hasn’t learned anything from those cases. So many cases stand out but the case of Margaret Kelly Michaels looms very large.
Lorrie Sinclair, Sandra Glenney – They love junk science. Another very concerning aspect of the possibility of Ms. Sinclair becoming a judge is her association with Sandra Glenney and her embrace of junk science. During Ms. Sinclair’s assignment’s as a Guardian Ad Litem, she will often work hand in hand with Sandra Glenney. Sandra Glenney most definitely embraces junk science, in one case she was willing to use the services of Dr. Joyanna Silberg, past president of the ISSTD ( a fringe pseudo-scientific organization). Ms. Sinclair served as the GAL during the very same case and expressed no issues with pseudo-scientific mental health professionals.