I don't know whether Su J. Chon, Gov. Gary Herbert's nominee for the 3rd District Court, is qualified to be a judge or disqualified for lack of trial court experience ("Utah Senate panel rejects only minority judge candidate," Tribune, Aug. 15).
But her rejection by the Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee looks suspicious, considering that "other sitting judges didn't have such experience before their confirmation" and that "the only other gubernatorial appointee to be denied confirmation was … in 2008."
The guys in the Senate seem to hold her to a higher standard than other candidates. Perhaps because she is a minority, or a woman, or both. Voters north of Ogden should remember this discrimination, and vote against the confirmation committee chairman, Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City.