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The Vandals' Joe Escalante Running for Judge

Posted by: Jason Tate (03/14/12)
The Vandals guitarist (and lawyer by day) Joe Escalante is looking to become a judge in LA County.
From the ArticleI'm still smarting from a defending frivolous lawsuit for eight years so I want to effect change. I beat Fulbright & Jaworski and a giant media company that actually owns LexisNexis as well as Variety. They have 900 attorneys in their firm and I beat them in Federal Court, representing me, the band, the members and the record label. Whether I win or lose. I just want my campaign to make a difference. I do. I've watched too much corruption go on around me for too long and I really want to make a difference. When voters look at a ballot, they should know who they are voting for and I'm working hard so that they can get to know me. Once they do, I think they'll realize I deserve it.

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01:02 PM on 03/14/12
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Can this please be made into a daytime tv court show? "Kung Fu Judge?"
01:14 PM on 03/14/12
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AWESOME. I would vote for him.
01:21 PM on 03/14/12
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Warren would be better at this.... mostly because he would do it naked
01:26 PM on 03/14/12
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This is too cool.
01:35 PM on 03/14/12
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yes! good luck Joe!
02:05 PM on 03/14/12
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Dear Mr. Escalante,

Can I be your judicial clerk if you get elected?

Sincerely,

An-almost-3L at the University of Minnesota Law School
03:00 PM on 03/14/12
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Very cool
03:06 PM on 03/14/12
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Pretty awesome, but Joe's actually the Vandals bassist, not guitarist.
03:14 PM on 03/14/12
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Just to get the information out there, dude is pretty conservative Catholic. His blog dabbles in some hyperbolic right-wing rhetoric, and I'd question his ability to keep his faith out of the legal decisions he'd be making (and has been making for the past couple years as a temporary judge). And his blog's tagline ("If you knew what I knew, you'd want to be Catholic") is so fucking arrogant, it's disgusting. Based on the issues, I wouldn't vote for him. The fact that he's in a band that I used to like 15 years ago is moot.
04:04 PM on 03/14/12
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If I could vote, I would: go Joe! To beat such a huge firm, representing himself... that's pretty amazing.
04:19 PM on 03/14/12
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anarchy burger (hold the government)!
05:17 PM on 03/14/12
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Pretty interesting.
05:28 PM on 03/14/12
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He didn't sell out, he bought in.
08:34 PM on 03/14/12
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Dear Mr. Escalante,

Can I be your judicial clerk if you get elected?

Sincerely,

An-almost-3L at the University of Minnesota Law School
Me first.

Sincerely,
A 3L at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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