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Re: “Judge Lester Nauhaus has a history of making questionable comments in the courtroom, but has he gone too far?

Why are sexual offenses even brought before a civil summary appeals-Like Nauhaus? Because there was no evidence that would sustain a real criminal conviction. That's why. Those cases should have went before a real judge in criminal law. Not a civil summary appeals judge. The DA was pressured into those charges but could not bring any real criminal charges because there was no evidence of a crime. Just like the attempted civil prosecution of groping offenses which are ripe for Megan's Law. I would have done the same if I was a judge. Civil and Criminal law are two different animals with two different burdens of proof. What was the answer to this entire fiasco: the DA had the judge removed from office because he was not convicting people they way the DA wanted him to convict people. That is the state of delusion this county is in and something we the people should be afraid. This could happen to anyone now and there will be a conviction because of the change of judges. It's a political joke played on all the honest taxpayers. This could be you next.

Posted by Dave Pasternak on 01/17/2019 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh Left: Controversial Allegheny County Judge Lester Nauhaus is still serving on the bench; it’s time to change that

There is a process. This is why there are appeals to the Pennsylvania Superior, Commonwealth and Supreme Court. Obviously, he is a good judge as he takes the bench everyday. I find this reporting tasteless. People charged with a crime or summary offense are entitled to trials in our adversarial process. Additionally, they are entitled to constitutional rights. Meaning, the judge is free to make a decision letting a person off the hook if rights have been violated or there is no evidence to sustain a conviction. The Office of the District Attorney or police could have brought more serious charges if they thought it was that serious, right? Obviously it was not because greater charges would have been brought and a summary appeals judge would not have ruled on the issue. Just because someone goes to therapy, does not mean they actually need it or it is not part of some greater master manipulation.

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Posted by Dave Pasternak on 08/08/2018 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Allegheny County Judge Lester Nauhaus initially fines defendant ‘$1 a touch’ for contact with 15-year-old girl

I feel bad for any victim; however, the real victimization came from being undercharged by virtue of a summary offense.

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Posted by Dave Pasternak on 05/05/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Allegheny County Judge Lester Nauhaus initially fines defendant ‘$1 a touch’ for contact with 15-year-old girl

If this is so serious why didnt the DAs office pursue charges other than a "summary offense" like misdemeanor or felony charges. Nauhaus presides over appeals from traffic tickets and appeals from minor summary offenses like disorderly conduct. So its Nauhaus fault this case wasnt handled more seriously or the DAs for not pursuing heavier charges. Maybe that is the statement Nauhaus was trying to make in his fine?? IDK though. I could be wrong.

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Posted by Dave Pasternak on 05/05/2017 at 1:51 PM

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