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Resource ID: #21031
Subject: County Government
Source: Times Ledger (Bayside, N.Y.)
Affiliation: 
Date: June 26, Follow up's-July 3, July 10, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Dec. 11

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This series looked at the election process for state and city judges in Queens. After two months of investigation, the reporters found that the Queens County Democratic Organization and its chairman, are in firm control of who makes it to the bench in the borough's state and city courts. The Democrats have an unbroken record of winning judicial elections, going back to at least 1990. The investigation also found the chairman of the Queens County Democratic Organization, also a lawyer, can gain lucrative appointments and contracts from their friends on the bench.

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