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THE RANT: Judge Ola Lewis .. more the politican, less a judge

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Judge Ola Lewis is now 0 and 2 fighting recent political battles.

Earlier this spring, she and Judge Jerry Jolly tried to derail District Attorney Jon David's attempt to revamp traffic court in Brunswick County, allowing young drivers to take a class rather than sit in a courtroom for hours. While Judge Jolly was initially behind the order to stop, court papers later showed that Judge Lewis's fingerprints were all over the order as well.

The North Carolina Court of Appeals decided to keep things as they were. But David appealed again to the state supreme court who agreed to hear David's appeal. Thanks to the state legislature, David can also start his traffic school as soon as he wants.

Then just Friday, a judge from Wake County ruled against Judge Lewis in a libel case she brought against Ed Rapp. Rapp called her out on a blog for wearing a political button last year before the election. While judges may belong to a political party, they're not supposed to show support for a particular candidate.

Judge Lewis also likes to throw these type of grenades and then run. She never has the courage to back them up in a public forum, always citing that the case is ongoing or it would be inappropriate for her to comment.

Judge Lewis, we have higher expectations for our judges. We expect them to be ABOVE the riff-raff that happens on the political battlefield. Not only have you caused a division in the Brunswick County Republican Party, you've also chosen to wage two political battles -- which you've lost. Perhaps it would be a good idea if you stuck with what you know best, ruling on judicial and legal issues from the bench, and stay out of politics. Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen Counties have enough drama already without you stirring up more.

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her and his

OLA AND JOLLY ARE BOTH LYERS AND MAKE UP THEIR ON LAWS.OLA LOCK A FRIEND OF MINE UP FOR ASKING FOR COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY.SHE SAID IF U CAN MAKE BOND U CAN AFFORD A LAWYER.THEN SHE RAISE HIS TO 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS.THEN SHE IF HE MAKES BOND TO NOTIFY HER AND SHE RAISE IT AGAIN.

You are so right about Lewis

You are so right about Lewis making up her own rules. In 2006 she recused herself from the Stidham case and when she did this I thought maybe she was a honest judge. So how am I to feel after finding out that even after she recused herself from his case she made sure she was the one to denie his MAR while he was in prison and still keeps using her power to kick him even more now that he has been released. I'm guessing she is not so happy that he has not given up on clearing his name or the book that he is having published I believe in 2014.

So sorry to hear yr friend

So sorry to hear yr friend had to run into Lewis, she thinks she's is the law, as though she has no rules to follow, her day is coming when she will be kicked off her high and mighty stool. I hope and prey Im here to see it.

Judge Ola Lewis

Judge Ola Lewis needs to practice what she administers in court. If she catches a person lying, she makes a spectacle out of them. Well, she has lied on several occasions or should I say withheld the truth. She is a registered Republican but by her actions, you'd think she was still a Democrat. Is she serious or did she just join the Republican party because she had a niff with Bill Gore and Jack Hooks over a position within the judicial arena?

As for Mr. Rapp, he was correct in calling her on this issue. She should remain unbiased. Knowing Ola Lewis and that mouth, there is no way she is going to do that. She wants to try to set an example? She should take a dose of her own medicine and tame her activity with the likes of Jerry Jolly who set out to destroy DA Jon David. Jon David has more class in his little toe than all those who opposed him.

Jon David's class, little

Jon David's class, little toe, and a $1.00 will buy you a cup of coffee.