Sunday, November 27, 2022

Family Court Judges: Cannibals Of The Courts

The Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Courts has a really interesting article about family court  judges.

Somehow in the mountains of literature written about family court aberration and dysfunction, the voices that are missing are those of the executioners: the men and women in black robes. Those who speak out about the need for “reform” in family court seem to believe that these judges are not active entities, participants, even prime movers in the corruption.

Perhaps the reformers believe they cannot speak about the judges because judges have “absolute immunity.” That is, they are unaccountable. But their “absolute immunity” leads to a code of conduct that in no way, shape, or form is related to ethical work.

Judicial immunity leads to all sorts of bad behavior by judges. Where there are no strong checks on abusive behavior, such behaviors becomes institutionalized. 

One of my pet irritations in life is when the legal system complains about judges being overworked. Baloney. Most judges, at least in family court, spend as little time in court as possible and rely on clerks or often whichever lawyer in the case they like to write their opinion. Often they don't even read the material in the docket. 

Ignoring the issues of power and money, directed by dangerous unethical authorities in control, is to abandon hope and allow the lives of protective parents and their children to be destroyed.

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