Letter: Glad Judge Poyfair has retired

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Regarding the May 5 Columbian story, “Retired judge’s court demeanor censured,” I’ve wondered about Judge Edwin Poyfair’s in-court attitude since my one-time encounter with him. My wife and I were to re-adopt our new Chinese daughter so that she may receive an American birth certificate. Every Friday afternoon at 1:30 was re-adoption time. Judge Poyfair walked in, looked at the three of us and asked what we were there for. He rummaged through our file, asked us some questions and when I couldn’t answer them fast enough, he chastised me for that. He then signed our papers and warned me never to show up in his courtroom again, as if I had criminal intent.

What I thought was going to be a very happy day in our lives turned into a verbal beating session. Since then, my wife and I have adopted another girl from China and need to repeat the court process. This time, the episode should be more enjoyable, since it won’t be before Judge Poyfair.

Andreas Mueller

Vancouver