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Affidavits against Judge Nakata top 400

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WENATCHEE — As the first new judge on the Chelan County Superior Court bench in 15 years, Alicia Nakata got less than a warm welcome from some defense attorneys in her first month.

A dozen lawyers filed 150 affidavits of prejudice against Nakata in January 2013, barring her from hearing their cases by claiming their clients could not receive a fair trial before her. The number was exceptional, given that only 46 such claims were filed against all three Superior Court judges in 2012, and 63 in 2011.

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