There have been many articles and one editorial about the worthiness of McHenry County Circuit Judge Maureen McIntyre to preside at the trial of Richard Daley nephew R.J. Vanecko in his involuntary manslaughter case involving David Koschman.
Today, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown weighed in with a column entitle,
The gist of his story is that McIntyre should step down or “clear the air” regarding the Judicial Inquiry Board investigation about her Boone County divorce.
Brown contends that Judge McIntyre does not pass “the smell test.”
And why does the Sun-Times care about Judge McIntyre?
“It is fair to ask whether this newspaper–or anybody in Cook County for that matter–would have shown have shown any interest in this judicial ethics of McIntyre’s marital finances if she had never been assigned to this case.
“The answer is no. That would have been up to the lawyers of McHenry County to raise–or ignore, as has been the case.
“But now she is, front and center in a case that has called into question the fairness of our legal system.