Weinberg Vying for Jefferson County Circuit Court Place 26 Judgeship

Martin Weinberg

In 2016, Martin will be vying for an open seat as the long time Democratic Judge is retiring. The primary will be held in March of 2016 due to it being a Presidential election cycle.

"After the 2014 election, I immediately returned full-time to practicing law and helping clients," says Weinberg. "However, Angela and I have remained committed daily to public service by staying informed and taking leadership roles in community activities and organizations. Over the past several months I have thought carefully about the 2016 election cycle and possibilities that would allow me to serve," says the candidate.

On April 28, 2015 Martin composed the following statement:

"After careful consideration, I am announcing that I will be vying for the Jefferson County Circuit Court Place 26 Judgeship which will be an open seat in the 2016 election."

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What is Circuit Court Criminal Place 26?

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The Place 26 Judge hears criminal cases that are in the Birmingham Division of Jefferson County. Circuit Court is the highest court in the County for both civil cases and criminal cases. Jefferson County is unique in that it is one of the few counties in the state where Judges hear either civil cases or criminal cases but do not handle both.

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Paying the Civic Rent

As I talk about what Cotton's meant to the community, I am reminded that it's a two way street. The people of this community supported our family with their dollars. Hard working blue collar folks that were teachers, steel workers, nurses and factory workers continued to buy their nice looking church clothes, hats, shoes and other accessories in our store.

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  • Lisa Borden

    "I'm pleased to support Martin Weinberg in his candidacy for a Jefferson County Circuit Court criminal judgeship. We need criminal court judges who understand and have compassion for the tremendous obstacles faced by low income people. Martin has demonstrated these qualities many times in responding to my requests to represent homeless people on a pro bono basis. If you think these are important qualities in a judge who has the power to put people in jail, please support Martin."

    -- LISA BORDEN, Pro Bono Shareholder, Baker Donelson
  • Abbey Clarkson

    "Having had the privilege to work on multiple cases with Martin, I have been impressed with his kind and professional demeanor. Martin treats others with compassion, fairness, and respect without regard to race or class. His pragmatic approach to his cases, coupled with his even-handed treatment of others, make him an ideal judicial candidate."

  • Charles James

    "I have known Martin Weinberg for for over 12 years and I have come to know that he will always stand up and speak up for disenfranchised and underserved populations. He will always seek justice from a fair and unbiased point of view. He has always been that way, and that's who he is today. Therefore, I am supporting Martin Weinberg so that we might have a progressive voice in the Alabama Judicial System. Martin has the commitment and the courage we need to stand for fairness and equality in Alabama."

    -- CHARLES JAMES, Community Organizer
  • Damian Atkins

    "For the last four years, I have worked on several cases with Martin. I have seen Martin remain professional as well as impartial under difficult circumstances. This is precisely the qualities one would look for in a judge."

    -- DAMIAN L. ATKINS, Criminal Investigator

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a great last few days on the campaign trail - several events, speaking opportunities and just good ole fashioned pressing the flesh