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March 25, 2010

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RMS

I do not want to even begin with how I am just plan sick and tired of the judicial system. I am a female who got put out of my home due to domestic violence against me. The crazy person I was married to was very destructive, he damaged my personal belongings; and I have to attend Anger Management and am on probation. What in the world? The system sucks and I look at all judges and police officers differently today. Here I am trying to defend myself and I am in trouble.

James Moliterno, Vincent Bradford Professor of Law

This judge's conduct is one extreme example of why women often cannot get justice in domestic violence cases. His callous disragard for the victim's welfare communicates to her and others in her circumstances that the justice system will not be open and available to them. Indeed, it will mock them and ridicule their request that the legal system help. What will she do when he beats her the next time? To whom will she turn? Would this same judge, or any, arrange for the victim's disqualification as a witness in any other assault matter in order to dismiss the charges?

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