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Holding Family Law Judges Accountable
Today’s family law judges are generally rubber stamps for civil rights abuses. It is routine for due process to be violated. Unequal protection by the law is the norm. The judges generally think this is all OK because family law courts aren’t criminal courts. Judges complain they don’t have enough time to handle the numerous cases they have. They complain about budget cuts. They complain about needless litigation. Whose fault is all of that? They should look themselves in their mirrors as they have created the problems that have lead to the family law courts being overwhelmed with destructive litigation.

Family law courts in the United States are a disgusting and abusive mess. While we can’t blame it all on the judges as many problems are caused by lying litigants, the judges are ultimately responsible for most of the problems. They should be upholding the law, ensuring that people’s rights are not violated, and requiring reasonable proof of allegations before they are acted upon. But in the United States today, that’s not the function of family law judges.

Family Law Judges Rubber-Stamp Civil Rights Abuses

Today’s family law judges are generally rubber stamps for civil rights abuses. It is routine for due process to be violated. Unequal protection by the law is the norm. The judges generally think this is all OK because family law courts aren’t criminal courts.

Judges complain they don’t have enough time to handle the numerous cases they have. They complain about budget cuts. They complain about needless litigation. Whose fault is all of that? They should look themselves in their mirrors as they have created the problems that have lead to the family law courts being overwhelmed with destructive litigation.

Family Law Courts Reward Criminals, Punish Victims

For starters, their failure to punish perjury results in massive increases in court hearings. It also results in far more complicated cases in which innocent parties who are being truthful are abused by lying litigants with the assistance of incompetent judges. And all of this adds up to spiraling legal costs which often don’t end until after all of the marital assets are depleted.

The judges who don’t punish perjury are often the same incompetent judges who think they can tell the truth without reading court filings and without strong evidentiary standards. Such judges are enablers and co-conspirators of government abuse against honest people. They may argue that they “don’t have time to punish perjury”, but their arguments are invalid. Failure to punish perjury guarantees there will be a lot more of it and that injustices, countless unwarranted court hearings, and abuse of innocent children and parents will be the norm. Failure to punish perjury means the load on the family court system is higher than it would have been if perjury was punished all the way along.

Because incompetent judges reward perjury, dishonest litigants quickly learn that whenever they are unhappy, all they have to do is make up a new set of lies and tell it to the judge who, in his or her “exercising extreme caution” will likely violate the US Constitution, throw due process out the window, and strip those falsely accused by family court liars of their rights.

Typical Family Law Abuses Include “Kick Out” Orders

The victims often don’t even know destruction is coming until after they are served with papers kicking them out of their homes and banning them from seeing their children. Their “due process” consists of being persecuted and severely harmed prior to a chance to defend themselves from false accusations, often months and sometimes years later. And those are the ones who can afford attorneys — many others can’t and have their civil rights totally trampled as the lying ex, her or his attorney, and the incompetent judge skewer people who are already badly harmed and weakened by severe financial and psychological damage caused by the aggression, dishonesty, and lawlessness shown towards them.
Courts Ban Parents From Seeing Children Without Due Process

What rights do people lose because of incompetent judges? They usually lose their access to their children and most of their income for “child support” payments calculated with zero custody time based upon false accusations. Add to those falsely obtained child support payments the horrendously expensive supervised visitations that can cost more than a person makes per month, often at $30 to $100 (or more!) per hour, to be watched like a hawk by strangers while they are with their children. This can last for months or years, bankrupting these victims and eventually meaning they can no longer afford to see their children. Then the courts are likely to rule that they will continue to have zero custody because they didn’t care enough to see their children!

Courts Encourage Financial Victimization by Aggressor Spouses

It’s also common to be kicked out of one’s home with no advance notice. As a result, one may lose all of his or her property for months or years or forever. When this is brought up in court, the judges whine about how they can’t talk about property issues until the end of the divorce case. By then, likely years later, much or all of the property will have been lost, destroyed, sold, and stolen — hmm, it was all already stolen with help of the court — stolen yet again. All of this can’t really be proven because the liar who requested the court to abuse his or her ex didn’t document what the property was, the victim didn’t have a chance to do so, either, and the court will seldom if ever require such documentation and seldom if ever gets neutral third parties to create it. Even if they did, they would provide ample time for the liar to make property disappear prior to a neutral third party showing up to photograph or videotape the property.

Further compounding the damage, the debt on the home one can no longer enter or approach and property which one can no longer have is often ordered to be paid for by the victim of family law courts. The lying ex will be living in it, possibly with the person with whom he or she had an affair. But the victim will be paying for 50% or more of it, sometimes even 100%.

How to Report Bad Family Law Judges

None of this is going to change unless the courts and specifically the judges are held accountable for their incompetent and abusive actions.

How are we, the victims of family law courts, supposed to hold judges accountable?

Generally speaking, except for extreme abuses, it does not appear that state judicial boards take most complaints seriously. However, if they receive massive quantities of detailed complaints about a judge, perhaps they will take note.

You can fill out surveys and post comments about judges across the US at Courthouse Forum.

You can find similarly abused parties in your area and protest the court. Picket it. Be sure to put the name of the abusive judge on big signs when you picket the courthouse. Although death threats may seem appropriate, don’t use them because you might end up with local law enforcement causing even more trouble for you.

Contact local media and explain to them how abusive and irresponsible a judge is being. You might actually get an article written about it, especially if there are many people being abused by the judge. For example, see the Sacramento News & Review article Down by law: Beaten by the system, four fearless Sacramentans coulda been contenders.

Campaign Against Bad Family Law Judges

Most judges at some point have to run for re-election. You can campaign against them. Rally together with people who have been abused to hold them accountable and ensure they are not re-elected. Expose their dirty laundry during the election. Even if it does not affect that particular election, if enough of this is done consistently, it will probably result in candidates in future elections focusing on compliance with US law, punishment of perjury and contempt of court, and use of evidentiary standards of at least “clear and convincing evidence” before people’s rights are stripped away.

It’s up to those abused by the courts to force change. That’s because politicians don’t care and most people have no clue how evil the family law courts in this country have become. They won’t find out until they end up in them, and that’s too late to do much to force change as then they are in the middle of a war that will likely destroy their lives.

Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice

Courthouse Forum

Down By Law

Reports of Judicial Abuse


The Elkins Family Law Task Force was established after a large group of highly respected lawyers and retired judges filed an "Amici Curiae" in the California Supreme Court in an attempt to force the Superior Courts to follow basic forms of justice and due process. In other words, the lawyers said they were 'friends of the court' and the court was screwing up and should look at what they were doing.

However, as illustrated in the order shown below, issued by Commissioner Irwin H. Joseph of the Santa Cruz Superior Court on 9'11 of o8, the California Supreme Court and the Elkins Family Law Task Force obviously don't mean a thing.

The question is whether or not the Elkins Task Force can accomplish anything? Or will they simply be another bogus government cover-up like the 9'11 Commission that was established to hide the fact that the government blew up the World Trade Center?

The order shown below was issued by Irwin H. Joseph, who is not even a judge but a mere commissioner who has no jurisdiction over Clive Boustred, the Petitioner. Clive is suing Joseph, so Junk Justice Joseph issued the order maliciously, literally putting in writing the very elements the Elkins Task Force was formed to eradicate:

“2. Therefore, the Petitioner shall be precluded from providing any evidence, oral or documentary, as to any claim he has or may advance regarding his right to be reimbursed by the Respondent relative to any issue.”

Judges and Commissioners in the courts simply take the law into their own hands and do the hell what they want, making life in the U.S. a living hell for may of their victims. So when Clive submitted a response to the criminal order Joseph issued, the clerks simply turned around and 'struck the filing'.

In other word's Clive simply has absolutely no rights in the Santa Cruz Superior Court, Junk Justice Urine Joseph has put himself in the position of "sovereign", Joseph says he's king and he can do what the hell he wants to do to Clive and no one can hold him accountable for the crimes he commits.

Check out the expert "Tainted Trials Stolen Justice" analysis published by the San Jose Mercury News, and you will quickly realize that judges depend on the simple fact that only 2% or so of the appeals are successful. So you chances on appeal, unless you are an "Amici Curiae"/Friend of The Court, are next to zilch. You're screwed which ever way you turn. Does doing your 'job' in the courts authorize committing crimes against fellow citizens?

Jeff Elkins was simply trying to get divorced, when he was forced into a trial before Judge Barry Baskin of the Contra Costa County Superior Court. Judge Baskin decided to refuse to consider all but two of Jeff Elkins 36 trial exhibits, to top if off, he decided that he would not allow Jeff Elkins to testify in court. The result, Elkins was screwed, and the lawyer representing Jeff's ex, who clearly had an 'in' with Baskin, laughed all the way to the bank. How much did Baskin get out of it?

Fortunately for Elkins however, a whole troop of lawyers and ex-judges decided to step in and help and they field the Amici Curiae. However, in reality, all this meant was that Elkins could get a retrial. Elkins who has been extraordinarily damaged by Judge Barry Baskin, simply had to swallow the damage. What we ask, happened to Judge Barry Baskin? Nothing no doubt. And that is clearly the problem.

People working as public servants in the U.S. today believe they can commit crimes with impunity. And they do. There is no consequence for commissioners and judges who commit outrageous crimes from behind the bench. The Sheriffs who shot at Clive have all been promoted while Clive's companies and career have been wiped out, his children kidnapped and home stolen. Consequentially, 'officials' have become so brazenly criminal in nature and form that they don't give a dam and simply rule in the interests of what lines their personal pocket. Bribes and kickbacks in all forms are what drives the judiciary and politicians today. Look at the $700B bankster bailouts or the billions handed to Halliburton.

Today in the U.S. is our government not vastly worse than King George's government that ruled America before the revolution? So what should we do to remove people like Irwin Joseph from the bench?

The Attorney General certainly is not going to do it, their office is too busy defending the criminal actions committed by their colleagues in government. When we the people are accused by they the government of committing crimes, we have to pay for our own defense. And the Californian Courts have abandoned the Constitution so there is not even any Grand Jury standing between the prosecutor and the accused. DA's and Sheriffs simply roll of charge after charge as though they were on a wild free shopping spree. A shopping spree that gives them all jobs and creates the prison industrial complex. How come when real people accuse government officials of crimes, the officials don't have to pay for their own defense?

The Judicial Nominations Committee (JNE) is not going to do it for us. Even when JNE rates people as not qualified, which they only did two times out of 678 or so judicial nominees made by Governor Wilson, their recommendations are completely ignored. Former Santa Cruz District Attorney Art Danner who had to quickly resign as DA after he was caught red handed committing crimes, was appointed a judge by Governor Wilson (Apparently you can get a judicial appointment for $850,000). JNE would qualify a dog, however, not Art Danner, twice they rated him as 'not qualified'. That made no difference, Danner was appointed a judge and criminally presided over the case Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee filed against Clive Boustred after the Santa Cruz Sheriffs assassination attempt on Clive failed. Read the Opening Brief for that trial to get an idea what a Sham Trial is like.

The question Clive faces is what to do next. Will the Elkins Family Law Task Force be just another show to pretend the government is doing something while criminals in government maliciously assault us?

The Santa Cruz Superior Court refused to put Clive in front of anyone else but the criminal Junk Justice Urine Joseph. Any dismissals Clive files to dismiss Joseph are simply denied, usually by Joseph himself. The Santa Cruz Sheriffs, DA, Judges and commissioner hold Clive's children hostage and they have stolen Clive's home. There is no justice in the U.S. the courts are presided over by criminals while the government awards themselves and their buddies billions of dollars at the people's expense and sends our troops to invade innocent nations. Can help? What can we do?

Stephen Doyne and San Diego Family Law Courts Under Fire

Unjust Delays in San Diego Family Law Courts

More News on Santa Cruz County Family Law Courts and despicable Commissioner Irwin H. Joseph

San Jose Mercury News: Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice

San Jose Mercury News: Broken Families, Broken Courts

Child Trafficking: San Diego Family Law Courts

San Diego Courts Cover Up Missing Forms and Psych Evals

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