For retention of Hillsborough District Court of Appeals judges, abortion decision should be taken into account

Judge John Stargel sided with now infamous Judge Jared Smith in an appeal over Smith’s decision to deny a teenager an abortion.

click to enlarge Judge John Stargel (L) - Photo via Sen. Kelli Stargel/Facebook
Photo via Sen. Kelli Stargel/Facebook
Judge John Stargel (L)
Retention of Hillsborough District Court of Appeals Judges
Judge John Stargel sided with now infamous Judge Jared Smith in an appeal over Smith’s decision to deny a teenager an abortion, in part, because of grades. For that alone, he should go bye-bye, along with Suzanne Labrit, Matt Lucas and Craig C. Villanti.

Patricia Joan Kelly: Yes
Nelly N. Khouzam: Yes
Suzanne Y. Labrit: No
Matt Lucas: No
Robert Morris: Yes
Travis Northcutt: Yes
John K. Stargel: No
Craig. C. Villanti: No
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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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