Change has arrived with the swearing in of the Honorable Judge Jeanette Irby, the citizens of Loudoun County should be excited and relieved, the excitement due to the appointment of Ms. Jeanette Irby to the Circuit Court. The feeling of relief is due to the fact that Lorrie Sinclair did not get the appointment. The Loudoun Circuit Court is on a different trajectory with the appointment of the Honorable Judge Irby; a trajectory that bends towards justice and fairness. The citizens of Loudoun County, especially fathers, have averted a very bleak future with Ms. Sinclair not receiving the appointment. Sandra Glenney’s future is a little less optimistic without Sinclair on the bench.
Judge Irby has endeavored upon a tremendous responsibility , this responsibility includes restoring public faith and confidence in the Judicial System in Loudoun County. Judge Horne was not as fair and un-biased as his supporters have stated in print. Inexplicably Judge Horne gave validity to any case brought by Sandra Glenney and Loudoun CPS. I would encourage Judge Irby to view Sandra Glenney with a very skeptical view, a very skeptical view. It would be wise and fair to allow full discovery for the defendant in all cases involving CPS and Sandra Glenney. It would be prudent for Judge Irby to be cognizant that the psychologists that CPS hires as expert witnesses are not top of the line professionals.
Judge Irby will preside over many cases, criminal and civil, she has accepted an enormous responsibility, the responsibility also includes administering justice in an impartial manner. No one is guaranteed a perfect trial but the citizens should receive a fair trail. If Sinclair would have received the appointment , no one would receive a fair trial. Unfortunately, there are a few people within the Loudoun County Judicial System who did not care about justice prevailing in the Courtroom, chiefly Sandra Glenney. Some within Loudoun County , only want to win their case , regardless of the truth. As mentioned in the following article from the New York Times, prosecutorial misconduct is rampant.
“There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land,” Judge Kozinski wrote in dissent from a ruling against a man who argued that prosecutors had withheld crucial evidence in his case. “Only judges can put a stop to it.”
Judge Irby is in a position to stop it , and hold prosecutors responsible for acting in an unethical manner. Only a judge can hold Sandra Glenney, and others like her, responsible for their behavior. Judge Irby also has the ability to hold CPS in check; CPS social workers in Loudoun tend to be dishonest , very dishonest. The recent protests concerning the lack of indictments for police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed citizens, has highlighted the growing distrust that the citizens have of the judicial system. The citizens in Loudoun have many reasons to be distrustful of the system in our area. CPS and Sandra Glenney are the root cause for a large part of this distrust.
There is a glimmer of hope with the appointment of Judge Irby, if Lorrie Sinclair were appointed any hope for change would have been crushed. Lorrie Sinclair has very limited experience , legally speaking. If Ms. Sinclair would have been appointed, it would have been glorious for Sandra Glenney. Glenney and Sinclair have quite the history together.
This writer is at a loss as to why, the Loudoun Bar Association has presented Lorrie Sinclair as a judicial candidate for the recent vacancies on the bench. On the other hand the local Bar did recommend Judge Irby, the citizens can only hope that in the future, the bar no longer recommends Lorrie Sinclair. It would be helpful if Judge Irby has the ability to see through the actual non-sense that Sandra Glenney brings into a Courtroom.