Why you should vote for Myanna Dellinger
- Myanna is a neutral law professor.
- Myanna has unique behind-the-scenes judicial experience: She worked on hundreds of civil, criminal, and administrative cases with and for judges for years, helping them achieve faster-than usual case processing times. She will step right into the role of being an efficient judge with broad experience.
- Judges must be adept at interpreting legal materials: Myanna is an excellent legal researcher and writer: she has published more than 350,000 words in highly ranked journals and is a top 10% author on the global scientific network SSRN for the third year in a row.
- Myanna is a Fulbright Scholar in climate change law and policy for the United States Department of State.
- Myanna has great people skills and is used to working professionally face to face with hundreds of people every week as a law professor in an ABA-accredited law school.
- She enjoys meaningful support from a broad segment of society (see her endorsements).
- Myanna pays it forward: As a law professor, she has taught 1,400 attorneys how to practice law efficiently and ethically. She works pro bono on criminal, immigration and LGBT cases.
- Recent events have shown that in excessive force cases, prosecutors may give too much to the deference to the police. Sometimes, they are not neutral when it comes to considering prosecuting officers for misconduct. The judiciary is a separate and neutral government branch under the U.S. Constitution. Diversity on the bench is thus key. I would be a neutral judge of the facts and law in these cases.
Support our peers
Everyone in America deserves a chance on equal footing with all others. That goes for legal issues too. Myanna believes that some people might be entitled to some special consideration. This includes including minority groups such as:
Women, Guns, Hate, and Climate Change
Myanna believes in a woman’s right to chose (which is still the law of the land). She believes in climate change which disproportionately affects people of color and the already poor (“environmental justice”).
- More than 100 judges, government representatives, and researchers have cited to Myanna’s work. This demonstrates accuracy, reliability, and high quality.
- She graduated as number one in her law school class earning the honorary title Order of the Coif.
- Myanna is a Fulbright Scholar in climate change law and policy.
- Your judges should be able to read and write accurately every day. Myanna does that exceptionally well.
The criminal justice system needs reform. This includes taking a hard look at who we elect to be judges. Approx. 45% of the judges in LA come from prosecutorial backgrounds ("deputy district attorneys"). The bench needs diversity of life experiences besides the typical career prosecutor, who might be more inclined to sentence too harshly. Other life experiences would add to the diversity of perspective on the bench and people who would be willing to consider rehabilitation in the appropriate case as opposed to jail as the answer. Neutrality and outside views are key.