No Judge who is corrupt, who condones corruption in others, can possibly remains on the Bench.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Children fall through the creacks.............

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Children fall through the cracks in Ward 3

Read more at the Washington Examiner:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/03/children-fall-through-cracks-ward-3#ixzz1G7OZUBsE
The city's Child and Family Services Agency, "just didn't do their job."  They're still not.
CFSA social worker Kerstin Rae Magnuson reported that she found "no concerns regarding the immediate safety and well-being" of the little girl. And documents obtained from her mother's attorney under the Freedom of Information Act show that CFSA employees falsely informed Children's National Medical Center in a May 29, 2009, letter that the investigation had been requested by the child's noncustodial mother.
Case in point: The city has repeatedly been warned about the worsening condition of a 7-year-old girl who suffers from severe chronic neutropenia, an extremely rare failure of the immune system that leaves her highly vulnerable to ordinary infections. But the little girl is not being treated for this life-threatening condition, even though she is one of only 1,300 people worldwide to be listed on the Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry.
Because of her dual German/American citizenship, the German Embassy has been the only governmental body willing to intervene on behalf of this seriously ill child to date. That's an embarrassing indictment of the District of Columbia............................
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/03/children-fall-through-cracks-ward-3#ixzz1G7PJFArF



Monday, February 21, 2011

President Obama I Don't want to Die Now: 7 year old Ariana Leilani


"President Obama and Chancellor Merkel, I Don't
Want to Die Now": 7 Year Old, Little Ambassador, Ariana-Leilani
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WASHINGTON and BERLIN, Feb. 17, 2011

I don't want to die now!" is the die without immediate medical intervention and protection. Ariana-Leilani King-Pfeiffer, a seven year old American and German citizen (with only a German passport) looks like any child. Yet she is very ill with a life-threatening very rare blood disorder called Severe Chronic Neutropenia.
"I don't want to die now!" is the urgent plea to two world-leaders from a child who will die without immediate medical intervention and protection. Ariana-Leilani King-Pfeiffer, a seven year oldAmerican and German citizen (with only a German passport) looks like any child. Yet she is very ill with a life-threatening very rare blood disorder called Severe Chronic Neutropenia. She is one of only 1300 people in the world in the last 16 years who are on the Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry located in partner countries of the USA and Germany.
Read the letter of David C. Dale, MD Professor of Medicine Audrey Anna Bolyard, Rl\l', BS  Research Nurse here. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fairfax county VA Courts - The most Corrupted


I contended that serious crimes have been committed, In  Fairfax County Courts and that the evidence backing my claims of judge shopping, false swearing, fabrication of “evidence,” perjured testimony (over and again), subornation of perjury and cover-up thereof is ironclad and well-documented.
The only thing that was not clear was whether anyone in the Virginia Legislature or otherwise in authority will have the nerve to pursue a matter in which Fairfax County judges, prosecuting attorney(s) and a police officer are the ones being accused of committing felonies.

AFFIDAVIT OF ELIZABETH J. PAWLAK
OPPOSING CERTIFICATION FOR RE-APPOINTMENT
OF JUDGES MICHAEL J. CASSIDY AND DENNIS SMITH (FAIRFAX COUNTY)
Read the whole affidavit here.

3. In a justice system that heavily relies on the integrity of police, prosecutors and judges, the re-appointment of Judges Michael J. Cassidy and Dennis Smith (Fairfax County) who
colluded (or conspired) with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Fairfax County to cover up serious crimes on the part of the Fairfax County police officer and the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney will send a terrifying message that official lawlessness may be above the law.
Accordingly, I request that the certifications of Judges Michael J. Cassidy and Dennis Smith be
temporarily withheld pending more complete investigation.
4. On December 10, 2010, I testified about two inextricably-intertwined proceedings:
one before Judge Cassidy of the General District Court(Cases Nos. GT08258169-00 and
GT08258170-00 ), and one before a series of judges of the Fairfax County Circuit Court (Cases
Nos. MI 2009-321 and MI 2009-322). I contended that serious crimes have been committed, and
that the evidence backing my claims of judge shopping, false swearing, fabrication of “evidence,”
perjured testimony (over and again), subornation of perjury and cover-up thereof is ironclad and
well-documented. The only thing that was not clear was whether anyone in the Virginia Legislature
or otherwise in authority will have the nerve to pursue a matter in which Fairfax County judges,
prosecuting attorney(s) and a police officer are the ones being accused of committing felonies. The
individuals in question have engaged in conduct prejudicial to the effective and expeditious
administration of the business of the court by manipulating established court procedures so as to
accomplish their personally desired result(s). Moreover, a criminal justice system in which the
prosecutor alone is able to select the judge of his choice to preside at trial so that this judge will be
his agent or henchman (as it is the case here) raises serious concerns about the appearance of
partiality and serious questions about the confidence in the judicial integrity of our courts and the
obvious prejudice that such actions have on the public confidence in the judiciary.
5. My claims of judge shopping, false swearing, fabrication of “evidence,” perjured
testimony (over and again), subornation of perjury and cover-up were reduced by Delegates Janis,
Athey and Gilbert to discretionary rulings regarding “facts” and “no judge shopping” in order to
deflect the attention from the true issues that have nothing to do with either any “facts” or unfettered judicial discretion. While a court has jurisdiction and discretion to err and the remedy to correct an error by a trial court is to appeal the court's decision upon entry of a final order, no trial court has jurisdiction to render the order based on an invalid indictment (or warrant or summons) -such orders
1. I am over the age of eighteen and am competent to testify in the matter herein.
2. My name is Elizabeth J. Pawlak. I received my legal education at Georgetown
University Law Center (JD ’92). I practice patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. My additional educational and professional credentials are recited at
Dr. Elizabeth J. Pawlak, being first duly sworn on oath deposes and says that:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Judge Esther Wiggins (JDR Arlington): Deriving Pleasure from the Pain of children and their Mothers


Judge Wiggins: Deriving Pleasure from the Pain of Children & their Mothers,”...............
Opposition to Reappointment of Judge Esther Wiggins (JDR Arlington)

 December 20, 2010 - Roy Morris letter to
Members of Senate Committee for Courts of Justice
and the House Judicial Panel
c/o Mary Kate Felch, Senior Research Associate
Judicial Election Process Administrator
Virginia Division of Legislative Services
Find Complete letter -  link below
Re: Denial of Rappointment of JDR Judge Wiggins

opposing the reappointment of Arlington JDR Judge Esther Wiggins with additional1 specific transcripts from hearings before Judge Esther Wiggins, recent local newspaperWiggins-COJ-19 through 26]2, corrections to some of
As pointed out in my remarks, Judge Wiggin’s cases completely eliminating the mother from the child’s life. Her genocide approach to natural mothers is systematic, and
was followed in the well-publicized cases of Naomi Parrish, Nancy Hey, Benita Washington, and Dr. Ariel King.

Thank you for the privilege of speaking at the annual Judicial Interviews in Richmond on December 10,
2010 before the Courts of Justice Committees of the Senate and the House.
As the Committees requested, I am supplementing my remarks
supporting documentation, articles publicizing the problems caused by Judge Wiggins [
the misstatements of Judge Wiggins in her answers before the Committee, and documentation of the damages caused by the serious failures and misdeeds of Judge Wiggins – namely one seriously ill seven year old child, and
the destruction of her family in her JDR Court (even though the husband and wife remain married to this day)..

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Arlington officials ignore jurisdiction. More about Judge Esther Wiggind Lyle

Team of Corrupted Judge Esther Wiggins Lyles & Crooked Guardian ad-Litem Deborah S. Olin on the news...Again.
A federal investigation into such violations of due process rights should be next.


Published on:  Washington Examiner

This was not the first time that violations of defendants' due process rights in Arlington's JDR Court have been reported. In September, attorney
 Roy Morris petitioned President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder to intervene on behalf of Ariel King, who not only lost custody of her then 5-year-old daughter but was barred from any future contact with her seriously ill child even though King, like O'Brien, was not an Arlington resident.`
Another anomaly: Roy Morris received two slightly different final court orders, both dated June 6, 2008, and both signed by Judge Esther Wiggins Lyles.
That same day, court transcripts show, Judge Wiggins Lyles forced a woman who had not been subpoenaed as a witness to testify on the stand without benefit of the legal representation she clearly requested. A federal investigation into such violations of due process rights should be next.

Published on
Washington Examiner (http://washingtonexaminer.com)
Home > Arlington officials ignore jurisdiction
By
Barbara Hollingsworth
Created
 
as the grandmother's "history of instability in housing, employment and poor judgment ... [and] a history of legal problems including check fraud that is currently under investigation by Montgomery County."
But the girl and her granddaughter were living in Stafford County at the time, not Arlington. And their "home state" as defined by the Virginia statute was Maryland, not Virginia.
Arlington social workers obliquely acknowledged their lack of jurisdiction when they took the child to Chevy Chase on Aug. 31 and used her state of Maryland "Healthy Smiles" Medicaid card and her former Bethesda address to get the girl's teeth cleaned, X-rays taken and two small cavities filled. But jurisdiction wasn't the only legal requirement Arlington decided to ignore.
In a five-page rebuttal filed with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Delores Heffernan- O'Brien testified that she had never been served with the 2009 removal order, and only saw it for the first time on July 26, 2010 -- four days after her granddaughter was taken into foster care.
As a result, she could not defend herself against any of the charges against her in an apparent violation of her constitutional due process rights.
Then it happened again. "I never received written notice of the most important hearing of my life," O'Brien, a Mormon, former model and widow of a prosecutor, said of the Aug. 19 hearing she missed as a result.
Arlington JDR Chief Judge George Varoutsos found her guilty of neglect and abuse in absentia, and suspended her one-hour-per-week visitation with the child she had raised from infancy. The only contact she was allowed was a once-a-week phone call monitored by the foster parents so
Yet just two days later, she says, her granddaughter's court-appointed guardian ad litem allowed the same Montgomery County detective investigating check-kiting charges against her (which have since been dropped) to interrogate her granddaughter until she became hysterical.
Calls to the guardian ad litem, the Arlington commonwealth's attorney's office, and the social worker involved were not returned.
Another anomaly: Morris received two slightly different final court orders, both dated June 6, 2008, and both signed by Judge Esther Wiggins Lyles. (Supported by Guardian ad-Litem Deborah S. Olin)
That same day, court transcripts show, Judge Wiggins Lyles forced a woman who had not been subpoenaed as a witness to testify on the stand without benefit of the legal representation she clearly requested. A federal investigation into such violations of due process rights should be next.
Judgeswield enormous power, but that power is not absolute. They are duty-bound to obey legal rules that protect defendants' constitutional rights. One of those rules is jurisdiction, loosely defined as the court's authority to hear the cases before it. On July 22, Arlington County social workers took a 10-year-old girl away from her 64-year-old grandmother and placed her in foster care based on a Feb. 19, 2009, emergency court order that cited "allegations of neglect" as wellO'Brien would not upset her granddaughter with her "adult" problems.
Dec 14 2010 - 8:05pm

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Speech given to VA legislators re. Judge Esther Wiggins Lyle

Judge Wiggins-Lyle signed an Emergency Removal Order, presented to her by Arlington Child Protective Services without allowing my husband, myself or any legal counsel to be present to challenge the removal order.

Speech given to VA legislators re. Judge Esther Wiggins Lyle

by Nancy Hey on Friday, December 10, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Virginia General Assembly, Judge Esther Wiggins-Lyle is a danger to innocent families in Northern Virginia.
Why? Judge Lyle has put the well-being of children second to the interests of people like lawyers with money and political influence. 
Because of Judge Wiggins-Lyle, my daughter Sabrina and I will never be able to see each other until after she turns 18. She is five years old now, and my husband and I have not been allowed to see her for the last two and a half years.
 My baby girl Sabrina lost about 10 ounces after birth, within the 6 to 10 per cent weight loss that is NORMAL for a newborn.  As a first time mother, I expressed concerned to my doctor, who admitted me with my baby to Arlington Hospital.  In 5 days at the hospital, my baby gained 11 ounces, then at home with me, gained 12 ounces in 4 days, before Judge Lyle accepted the false statement of Arlington CPS that I was "starving the baby".
Judge Wiggins-Lyle signed an Emergency Removal Order, presented to her by Arlington Child Protective Services without allowing my husband, myself or any legal counsel to be present to challenge the removal order.
 Judge Lyle then placed Sabrina in the custody of an assistant federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice and his wife.  
Arlington CPS leveled a charge of the highest level of child neglect against us. This charge, however, was later overturned upon appeal to a hearings officer in Richmond, who stated that CPS lacked evidence for this charge. 
Nevertheless, the series of court trials we went through with Wiggins-Lyle to try to regain custody of our child were always rigged against us. She showed favoritism toward Sabrina's foster parents, allowing them to show her photos they had taken of Sabrina, but not allowing Kit and I to do the same. She had no objection to the fact that early on, the foster parents were referring to themselves as “Mommy” and “Daddy” to Sabrina, or to the fact that they presented her with a videotape they made of Sabrina, in which they bragged that they would show the video to Sabrina on her wedding day. 
When Arlington CPS alleged that I suffered from a learning disability and a form of autism that presented me with challenges in interpreting non-verbal cues from an infant, Judge Wiggins-Lyle did nothing to compel the agency to comply with the American with Disabilities Act by providing me with services to help parents with disabilities. 
Throughout our year-long series of hearings before Judge Wiggins-Lyle, she acted in an unprofessional manner. For example, she would always allow witnesses for Arlington County to go on the stand first, whereas our own witnesses would be put on last, thus causing them to have to charge us more money for their time in court. In some cases, she would swear one of our witnesses in, then leave her on the stand for a long time before being interviewed while she casually discussed procedural issues with County prosecutor Mary Craig. 
Judge Wiggins-Lyle was continually rude to myself throughout the hearings as well. On one instance, she accused me of “lacking maternal instinct”. At another hearing, she asked my to respond to charges made against me by CPS. I stated that I loved my daughter, and wanted her returned to me. In response to this, Judge Wiggins-Lyle rudely said to me “Well, this isn't about what you want, it's about what's best for Sabrina”. On another occasion, she asked my lawyer “what makes you think that Sabrina should be returned to Kit and Nancy’.
Should a judge like Esther Wiggins-Lyle, who has shown a clear bias against the birth parents of children be allowed to continue to make rulings from the bench that will tear apart yet more loving families? I say no, she should not be reappointed.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ferocious Judge Esther Wiggins Lyles - JDR Arlington County




This is more than enough reasonable doubt for legislators to decide that judge  Judge Esther Wiggins Lyles needs to step down.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/three-strikes-arlington-judge-0#ixzz18081ChC7
Last year, before the same legislative panel, veteran attorney Roy Morris blasted then Chief Judge Wiggins Lyles’ handling of a custody case in which she completely terminated a mother’s contact with her five-year-old daughter. “I’ve never seen a worst run court in all my years of [litigation] experience,” Morris told legislators on Dec. 21, 2009. “My client was dragged into the Virginia court even though Virginia didn’t have jurisdiction… Why would a judge have taken a case that they didn’t even have jurisdiction to hear?”

neither of these mothers were ever charged - let alone convicted - of child abuse or neglect. After their children were snatched by Arlington social workers, Judge Wiggins Lyles rubber-stamped their legal kidnapping.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/three-strikes-arlington-judge-0#ixzz1807Bz8ZJ
On December 10th, 2010 in Richmond, members of the General Assembly’s Courts of Justice Committees will hear public testimony to help them decide whether a group of Virginia judges should be recommended for reappointment to the bench. One of those judges, whose term expires Jan. 31, 2011, is Arlington.
neither of these mothers were ever charged - let alone convicted - of child abuse or neglect. After their children were snatched by Arlington social workers, Judge Wiggins Lyles rubber-stamped their legal kidnapping.

Domestic and Juvenile Relations Court Judge Esther Wiggins Lyles, the same judge who terminated the parental rights of Nancy Hey and Benita Washington despite the fact that

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/three-strikes-arlington-judge-0#ixzz1805aYwZu

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Judicial Interviews notice from House of Delegates December 10th, 2010

Mark your Calander We meet up on December 10th, 2010 to confront our Judges who are up to be "re SELECTED" for another term.
Re:Judicial Interviews on Fri., Dec. 10, 2010

Meeting Date: 12/10/2010

Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM

Meeting Location: House Room C, GAB

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK -->

http://dela.state.va.us/Dela/ComOpsStudy.nsf/82965f555b18a72185256c330058a983/89EF66953D4471C8852577C2004F1F1F?OpenDocument


List of the Judges who are up for reappointment in this coming year and who will be evaluated during the coming legislative session.

General Assembly BuildingSCHEDULE for 2010 'JUDICIAL INTERVIEWS' OF INCUMBENTS now viewable! Your offending judge just might be up for re-appointment this year! Look for that judge’s name in this list. If you have something to say about the performances of Judges Bonnie Davis, Gerald Daltan and Esther Wiggins-Lyles, please join your sisters in saying it. Sign up with Mary Kate Felch today! Several aggrieved moms are booked to speak already! MEETING INFO AT http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?111+oth+MTG, scroll down to "12/10/10 8:30 a.m."


 

Senate Committee for Courts of Justice and the House Judicial Panel
Friday, December 10, 2010., House Room C

Friday, December 3, 2010

Substitute Judge Sandra Havrilak should be disbarred

She’ll spit on justice even if it means spitting on our children...
Support disbarment of Sandra Havrilak on the Facebook.
Recently, Fairfax Circuit Judge Jonathan Thacher ordered a mother to foot the father’s legal bill totaling $53,000.00. The lawyer representing this abuser is Sandra Havrilak. Judge Thacher gave mom 10 years to pay up.

 


Judges on our 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia adore her. They will do just about anything to see her win, to churn her fees, and to make sure she collects. If you have witnessed misconduct by this attorney and substitute judge, if you have been the victim of judicial responses that support her unethical practices, chronicle your experiences here and let's together as friends begin to push for the disbarment of Sandra Havrilak.
Havrilak lies, Havrilak cheats, Havrilak steals: http://www.box.net/shared/4lv1tb8rz8

MARK E. RUBIN SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE GOVERNOR:


“I can assure you that this information will be considered if Ms. Havrilak’s name comes up…”

Mommy go bye bye
An uneven amount,
Debt into bond,
It’s illegal...
The same judges do it,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dr. Ariel King Interview In London



Reporting Child Abuse
Ariana-Leilani suffers severe chronic neutropenia because of the people listed below:
Little Ariana Abused by : Dr Michael H. Pfeiffer (Father)
Little Ariana Abused by : judge esther wiggins (Judge)
Little Ariana Abused by : Deborah S. Olin (GAL)
Little Ariana Abused by: child protection services


 

Dr. Ariel King Interview for Voice of Africa Radio in London.(click here to listen)

How best do we move beyond personal adversity to create social transformation?
“We must act now for the sake of our Children, they are our future. Every child has a right to life.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Radio Show Brief: Unfortunately in the rush to improve society from its baseness the sanctity and sacredness of life has been left unattended to. Much to the irony of western liberal democracy, the most vulnerable in society i.e. – women and children are ill affected. In the midst of soul wrenching adversity and life draining circumstances individuals worldwide have risen above their personal anguish and given momentum to social justice movements and campaigns which seek to provide hope, justice and quality of life to all who are or may suffer their similar losses, challenges and personal pain.
It is noteworthy to say that some of the great resolute from pain to hope for all stands have been nurtured by those who nature has endowed with that life sacred maternal instinct – women, oftentimes mothers. Social hope from anguish and despair has been energised historically by names or groups like Harriet Tubman, Ida B Wells, the Suffragettes, Rosa ParksWinnie Mandela, Mothers against Violence, Doreen Lawrenceand many others. Each story has been one of anguish, personal triumph and social advancement. Each story’s evolution has provided a basis for stages of progressive social change for others in society.
The ongoing campaign for the right to medical care for the critically ill, Little Ambassador, Ariana-Leilani, by Dr Ariel King has provided yet another source of a saga of anguish which is providing an oasis of hope for all children globally. The irony of the continual noncooperation by either the national bodies of both the USA and Germany and the young daughter’s own father to allow Ariana-Leilani to receive life enhancing medical attention defies belief. This is markedly strange when both countries are both bastions of western liberal democracy and have endured brutal histories of the threat or abuse of the sacredness of human life.
Prior to and during the above developments Ariana-Leilani’s mother, Dr King has organised tirelessly to raise both public awareness, seek restitution and change and provide social structures internationally which would work to prevent any child to go through what boils down to a blatant regards for the rights of the child. Her two foundations,Ariana-Leilani Foundation International and Ariel Foundation International are sterling models of the evolving a legacy of the potential of hope and just change from the anguish of personal life’s challenges.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Comment on Recall Judges in Iowa

Comment:
This is the kind of work we need to do in Virginia to get activist judges out.  Virginia's method of having Bar Association members select a Judge from among their own buddies is a clear conflict of interest and should be done with.
In 2005 & 2006, I objected to the former Bar President Janine Saxe being elected as a Judge.  Janine Saxe had earned a name as a "White collar Child Abuser" for her abusive tactics of creating litigation in family courts and profiting from it.
While being the Seceratry and president of the Fairfax Bar - She was instrumental in nominating several Judge including Judge Langhorne Keith who was an openly radical Judge opposed by Rob Whitfield, Ron Fisher and others of FathersForVirginia. She was also among the people involved in getting Judge Gaylord Finch kicked upstairs from JDR to Circuit Court and three years later got herself a JDR judge position.
Two mothers had brought a lawsuit against Janine Saxe and took it all the way to the Supreme court before loosing out.  The attached flyer was what we distributed to the Bar, Elected officials and others.... But guess what..The incoming Bar President and Fairfax Bar Association nominated her for JDR Judge position and got her elected in 2006. She is currently a Fairfax JDR Judge...

Voters give activist judges the boot. Lawyers are shocked.

November 6th 2010

 "misuse of the judicial retention vote."
Voters give activist judges the boot. Lawyers are shocked.

Iowans made a clean sweep of the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, voting to recall all three justices who were up for a retention election. The rout is being played as an unprecedented politicization of state courts. Maybe if judges behaved less like politicians, they'd have less reason to fear recall votes.

Voters were expressing their dismay over a 2009 Iowa court ruling that gave the green light to same-sex marriage. That unanimous decision, which overturned a state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, struck voters as an attempt by the seven justices to impose their views on the state. This is precisely the kind of judicial arrogance—finding a right to gay marriage in the state constitution after many decades in which no one noticed it—that the recall election was designed for.

To choose its judges, Iowa employs a version of the so-called Missouri plan, whereby a state judicial nominating commission submits two or three names to the Governor from which he may choose a new judge. Once on the bench, judges face retention elections after the first year and then every eight years to remain on the court.

In Iowa and most other states that run similar methods of judicial selection, retention elections are typically pro-forma. Judges run unopposed, and voters are rarely motivated to shake up state courts. Nationally, some 99% of judges win their retention elections, and Tuesday's triple ouster was the first jettisoning of Supreme Court justices since Iowa adopted the current system in 1962.

That's just the way the liberals like it, allowing the lawyers guild that dominates the nominating process to get virtual lifetime tenure for their selections. According to the Des Moines Register, Iowa's nominating commission includes 12 Democrats, one Republican and one member whose affiliation is unknown. Critics of the judicial ouster naturally deplored the recalls as a "misuse of the judicial retention vote."

But Iowa's voters aren't yahoos who recall judges willy-nilly, and when judges exceed their writ in such blatant fashion they shouldn't expect an automatic pass from the people whose lives are governed by their decisions. Perhaps sensing that their ouster had exposed the flaws of the process that elevated them, the three ex-justices issued a statement expressing their "hope" that "Iowans will continue to support Iowa's merit selection system for appointing judges."

We hope not. To fill the three vacancies, the state's nominating commission must now select candidates—either rushing them through the lame-duck office of departing Governor Chet Culver or leaving the choice to Republican Governor-elect Terry Branstad. That process is sure to be closely watched by Iowans whose votes against the last bunch were meant to send a message to the "non-partisan" commission picking judges. A better system would be to let the Governor nominate anyone he chooses and have the legislature offer advice and consent, as in Washington.

Groups like the George Soros-funded Justice at Stake have poured money into convincing voters that they should let committees pick their judges, but disenchantment with the system is growing. Voters in Nevada on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have moved the state to a Missouri-style system, while retention elections in Colorado and Kansas were more hotly contested than usual.

Far from a beacon of judicial independence, the three Iowa justices were fired because they put their own political preferences above their commitment to the law. If judges want to avoid recalls, they should leave social legislation to legislators.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tribute to Barry Goldstein - Safe Child with Mom

Safe Child with Mom


Tribute to Barry Goldstein


Who is Barry Goldstein? He is a lawyer, writer, speaker, and activist. He was practicing in New York for Genia Shockome in the Family Court until the Judge through the book at him for speaking the truth. Barry didn't let this faze him. If a judge through a book at him, then Barry would write a book, or at least co-write and co-edit a BIG BLUE BOOK (710 pages) with Mo Hannah, founder and director of the annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference held in Albany, NY. This book may revolutionize the Family Courts. Barry is a regular invaluable speaker and teacher at the BMCC. This book, Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody: Legal Strategies and Policy Issues, ISBN: 1-887554-76-9 goes for a whopping $139.95, but it well worth it, as 25 seasoned advocates and professionals contribute a chapter each (see 2nd article below for details).

Barry has an unusual voice, someone once described it as underwater baritone, his content is right on, as his speech is streamlined for efficiency and impact. He has a New York accent, whatever that means, and he is very amiable and helpful. Barry was recently at the October 1st and 2nd event in Washington D.C.  On the first day, he marched with the troops from the Department of Justice to the Senate buildings, where he and the top organizers, the "A Team" as we called it, because they talked with the key Senatorial Aides. On both days, Barry could be seen holding one end of the banner, while munching on apples from a thoughtful Mom who also blessed us with delicious scones... I digress a bit. 
The point I am trying to make is that Barry was on the front lines of activism.  So, I am sure there is more that Attorney Barry Goldstein has done for women and children over the years, and there is still more he will do. I encourage all of you to attend the 8th BMCC on January 7, 8, and 9, 2010. The focus and title of the conference is UNITY. Barry is one of us who exemplifies this goal.
ps. Barry Goldstein's web address http://www.barrygoldstein.net
His other book is Scared To Leave, Afraid to Stay, (see web above)
Barry's email is Barryg78@aol.com
Barry's BIO - http://www.barrygoldstein.net/aboutauthor.html
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The following are three key readings written by or about Barry: 
1. "A Cancer Spreading in the Custody Court System", article by Barry Goldstein, 2010
2. Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody, book by Barry and Mo Hannah, 2010
3. The Genia Shockome Case information, 2003-2008

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Whores of the Court - The Rape of American Justice

Whores of the Court 
The Rape of American Justice.

In this provocative and well-researched book, Margaret Hagen, Ph.D, reveals how expert psychological testimony is a total fraud, showing how the courts have increasingly embraced not a cutting-edge science but, instead, a discipline that represents a terrifying retreat into fantasy and hearsay; a discipline propelled by powerful propaganda, arrogance, and greed.

Dr. Hagen sounds a clarion wake-up call, offering some startling – and much-needed – recommendations about how we can reclaim our own ability to judge and supplying vital advice on how we can protect ourselves from the ravages of psychological testimony in our own lives.
“A damning indictment of the psychologizing – and undermining – of the American legal system. With righteous wrath and devastating wit, this sweeping critique should stir national debate.”

Monday, October 11, 2010

One more of too many Fairfax County Courts Horror stories

The more I read the more these situations mirror my own.
This situation is particular mirrors the court experiences I have been having this past 18 months in Fairfax, Virginia. The GAL is so biased and proud of it too!
He informs me that he speaks to the father’s attorney and has never responded to me once.
Also, my son would sit next to his dad and allow him to lie to the therapist while in session. I would look right at my son and he would not move a muscle to correct the situation, Many times my son said,”What am I going to say while in court mommy because the odds are I am going to be put back in his home.”!! Well, the judge did depose my teenager in his chambers and he informed him how much he wants to return to me and that it would be best in all areas of which are considered under the law to Modify Custody. Well, to make a long story short after his father and attorney manipulated the custody trial through various means, the judge after repeatedly saying i as going to be granted custody but after school finishes, did not do as he stated.
After all of the abuse the father has been accused of doing to this child and the judge repeatedly saying he is going to give me custody goes and Denies me my Motion! What he did is denied me my Due Process Rights and should be taken off of the bench!
So his dad goes and abandons him a week later in the Virginia courts where they live and pressed assault charges on our son. The court places him in Foster care where he has been severely neglected and assaulted. They did not even want to enroll him into public school when he is a gifted child! No medical care has been provided as well. The only one that has been providing him with stuff and taking care of him is :”me”.
I still have supervised visitation and you are so correct in saying that “they” hate it when there is actually no problem or things improving. My psych assessment came back excellent and they could not stand it! They said they have to discuss this with the therapist etc etc and never did! It was all lame excuses.
What a mess and the sad part is that the children are being so severely damaged. The damage will not even be apparent until they grow older and start to realize the relationship they were denied with their loving mom and the years they cannot make up!
This is so sad that a court that is suppose to protect is hurting and is the problem!Reading these articles helps to make my situation so much more clear because I have been all alone throughout this domestic abuse for 26 years! Now, my X has involved our son who is now 16. The abuser will wait until the child is old enough to manipulate but not old enough to rebel and be independent!
The truth speaks for itself. For so many woman who never shared stories to all have such similar if not identical experiences!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The idea of "justice" is a mockery in the VA JDR courts

Everything I have seen is backdoor dealings and rulings made on the spot with no investigation or real oversight as to the impact of those rulings on people's lives.
I am a mother in Charlottesville, VA. I have been in the Charlottesville
JRD courts over custody of my children for 16 years.


As far as i have
witnessed the idea of "justice" is a mockery in the VA JDR courts.

 I might have gotten a more unbiased decision if I had asked a random person
on the street what their opinion was.

Everything I have seen is backdoor
dealings and rulings made on the spot with no investigation or real
oversight as to the impact of those rulings on people's lives.

Please tell me how to gain some sort of justice after nearly two decades of
struggle and misery inflicted on myself and my family by the system that
was supposed to provide protection and relief.
Waunema Kelley