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Mass support for Shelton in court and in letter writing campaign to stop retaliation against whistle blower

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The following is repeated on Shelton’s Facebook page here.

Mass public pressure needed for justice and to fight government corruption and attacks on whistle blower.PLEASE WRITE THE SUGGESTED LETTER TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICIALS!

You know that I expose corruption in Illinois and Cook County, particularly family, probate, and criminal courts,  through my web sites including: http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com, http://chicagofbi.wordpress.com, http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com, and http://prosechicago.wordpress.com.

There has been a ten year attack against me in retaliation for above and I need public support in a huge way.

PLEASE WRITE THESE PEOPLE AND ASK THEM TO INVESTIGATE – SUGGESTED LETTER FOLLOWS:

Asst. US Attorney Zachary T. Fardon
United States Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 353-5300
______________________
FBI,Special Agent in Charge – Chicago
Robert J. Holley
2111 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 421-6700
Fax: (312) 829-5732/38
E-mail: Chicago@ic.fbi.gov
_________________________
Illinois State Police
Hiram Grau, Director
801 South 7th Street
Suite 1100 – S
Springfield, IL 62703

Email: askisp@isp.state.il.us,
___________________________
Senator Durbin
WASHINGTON, D.C.
711 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
9 am to 6 pm ET
(202) 224-2152 – phone
(202) 228-0400 – fax
____________________

Senator Kirk
Washington, DC
524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-2854
Fax: 202-228-4611
___________________
Congressman Lipinsky
Washington, D.C. Office
1717 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P (202) 225 – 5701
P (866) 822 – 5701
F (202) 225 – 1012

And ask them to help me to make an appointment with an investigator in the FBI/US Attorney’s offices to file criminal complaints. I need mass involvement in order to obtain justice. My property and home, as well as father’s estate for which I am trustee were all stolen to destroy me and shut me up as whistle blower. I live in Oak Lawn, IL.

SUGGESTED LETTER:

Please help Linda Shelton to make appointments with the FBI and U. S. Attorney to deal with corrupt judges in Cook County, corrupt peace officers, numerous false arrests in retaliation for her whistle blowing and in violation of the American with Disabilities Act. Her issues cross state lines and expose corruption at the highest political levels in Illinois. She has helped many of us in exposing corruption in the family courts, probate courts, and criminal courts and now she needs our help! She is disabled and her illnesses are making it harder for her to act alone. The theft of her home and money is outrageous and was done by those who had her falsely arrested to get her out of the way so they could do their evil and illegal acts.

The situation involves:
1) forgery and fraud upon the court in making a fraudulent deathbed trust.
Illegal eviction without the sheriff using the Oak Lawn Police – who knew they could not evict without the Sheriff in an eviction case which was DISMISSED – while the eviction case was pending – now they won’t let her into her house without threat of arrest and are selling the house
2) Theft of her personal property and a $2 million estate for which she is trustee transferred to a person in New Jersey and to unscrupulous attorneys taking advantage of this mentally ill person in New Jersey to convert it to attorney fees.
3) Bribery of a probate judge to write an order saying they own the property and can evict her – when ONLY a forcible entry and detainer action can evict someone – or it is an unlawful lockout, breaking and entering, trespass, wrongful conveyance, theft, etc. The probate judge made orders in the probate case on the issue of a trust – which was not before him so he had no jurisdiction!!! This is criminal action by that judge.
4) False arrest for “touching an officer’s ear” during a PTSD flashback TRIGGERED PURPOSELY BY SHERIFF STAFF – thus a charge of FELONY battery to an officer where they are seeking a 3-14 yr sentence! Shelton is disabled and had a court disability coordinator agreement that the officers would not use info given them to trigger a flashback and if there was a flashback, they would back off while Shelton was confused, cried, cowered and appeared terrified. Instead they grabbed her and carried her to jail, charging her with this fraudulent felony. They are the criminals for violating the agreement. Battery requires intent and they knew there was no intent during a flashback as she was confused and having an altered state of consciousness consistent with a flashback – where she relives in a dream like state attack against her by police where she went into a respiratory arrest.

She need an officer to obtain search warrants and recover her property.
Can you ask the FBI and US Attorney to investigate and to assist as it involves a person in New Jersey – thus crime crosses state lines!

Shelton has documentary evidence to prove all of the above. Of course, the Oak Lawn police won’t arrest themselves.

THANK YOU TO ANYONE WHO WRITES, ATTENDS COURT HEARINGS, OR HELPS ME AND OTHERS FIGHTING COURT CORRUPTION IN ANY WAY!

Linda Shelton

[ http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/ardc-claims-contributing-to-judges-campaign-committee-to-influence-a-decision-is-not-bribery-what-do-you-think/ ]

[ http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/better-business-bureau-complaint-against-peck-bloom-llc-law-firm-and-judge-james-riley-for-corruption/ ]

[ http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/shelton-wrongfully-jailed-for-one-year-recently-released/ ]

[ http://chicagofbi.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/fbi-ignores-extensive-pervasive-greylord-like-corruption-in-the-circuit-court-of-cook-county/ ]

[ http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/dishonorable-judge-peggy-chiampas-illegally-arrests-defendant-for-getting-sick-in-courtroom/ ]

They also arrested her on an invalid warrant on a case she won the year before, despite her showing them the court order quashing the warrant!

[ http://illinoispolice.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/oak-lawn-police-kowingly-arrest-shelton-on-invalid-warrants-in-act-of-criminal-contempt-of-court/ ]

[http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/deputy-rebecca-doran-deputy-maureen-caliendo-sergeant-patricia-mccollum-assistant-chief-kevin-lyons/ ]

Shelton’s Advocacy against corrupt county courts includes blog posts like this:

http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/court-abuse-of-parents-and-children-in-child-custody-and-support-cases-please-contact-cook-county-board-now/

http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/u-s-supreme-court-approves-elimination-of-right-to-petition-for-habeas-corpus-right-to-have-witnesses-at-trial-and-other-constitutional-rights-in-cook-county/

http://prosechicago.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/cook-county-court-clerk-misconduct-and-incompetence-letter-to-cook-county-board-president/

If you have a case before a judge is it a bribe to contribute to his campaign committee?

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The Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board said it is not a bribe.

It happened in my case with Judge Riley – read here.

Take a poll and you tell us what you think:  

Shelton wrongfully jailed for one year recently released

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Stop court abuse, false arrest, malicious prosecution, & abuse of PTSD victims

PLEASE, write letters to officials, especially President of Cook Couty Board of Commissioners at the addresses listed in this post: here - you will also find a  suggested letter.

Preckwinkle’s address is:

 

Hon. Tony Preckwinkle, President

Cook County Board of Commissioners 5th Flr

118 N. Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60602

 

COME TO COURT TO SHOW THEM SHE HAS SUPPORT Support Shelton Next court date –   8/1/14 2600 S California Chgo rm 506 10 am

NOTE: I have post-traumatic-stress disorder because I was attacked by officers

NOTE: All these false arrests and malicious prosecutions (of which I have already won >25 cases representing myself – in court termed as “pro se”) – are in retaliation for my complaints against corruption in the courts, Cook County and Illinois government and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, for which I have about a dozen blogs where I post scanned in evidence of felony conduct of police, judges, and officials like IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan – this is one of several blogs you can find by clicking on links under “blogroll” at the right side of this page – for example: Pro Se Chicago , Cook County Sheriff Deputies , Chicago FBI, or Illinois Corruption.)

I was recently released on bail, after one year in jail on an unconstitutional and illegal (IL Constitution Art. I Section 9 forbids no bail orders unless charged with murder or too dangerous to release – 8th Amendment to US Constitution forbids excessive bail) “no bail” order by corrupt Judge Diane Cannon, for a

fraudulent charge of felony aggravated battery to an officer – for allegedly knowingly “touching an officer’s ear and pulling her hair”.

I was only released because Judge Cannon is apparently ill and was replaced by Judge Reddick, who recognized that no bail was illegal and set a bail, though also illegal in amount and excessive. Possible sentence is 3-14 years as they can ask for enhanced sentencing because I was wrongfully previously convicted of “bumping an officer with my wheelchair” and sentenced to two years in prison!

(The officer, Anthony Salemi, is now retired and living in Des Plaines, managing/owing condos was what I’ve heard – attacked me, falsified records, lied on the stand in an act of perjury after attacking in my cell four weeks after I won a suit for injunction against the Sheriff for not having a compliance plan with the Americans with Disabilities Act for courthouses. He has NEVER been arrested and the FBI has refused to investigate. The appeal of conviction was denied by a biased Appellate Court led by Judge Levin – who wrote the most abusive, defamatory, and inadequate opinion, essentially ignoring my appeal – available on scribd.com along with a copy of my appeal)

This new incident is alleged to have occurred during a court hearing on Nov. 27, 2012 – where I was wrongfully on trial for “bumping an officer with my walker”!

I have post-traumatic-stress disorder because I was attacked by officers numerous times and numerous times taken to emergency rooms where doctors refused to listen to me because I was in custody on bogus charges. ER doctors have extreme bias against anyone in custody and PRESUME you are nuts, addicted, violent, and nothing you say can be trusted. They PRESUME the officers word is gold.

Therefore, officers abuse this and make up lies about detainees and always tell the doctors I am crazy and must be drugged so the doctors drug me without checking my medical history or talking to me. This is a crime for doctors to violate the IL Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Most anti-psychotic drugs and many sedative drugs cause me complications due to my many physical disabilities and idiosyncratic reactions to drugs.

As a result the ER doctors with officers tying me down in four point restraints or holding me, ILLEGALLY have drugged me several times in ERs without any need to and have once caused me to go into respiratory arrest requiring resuscitation. Other symptoms that are so frightening as to cause flashbacks also have occurred. Officers have also beaten me viciously behind closed doors even in police rooms at hospitals because I was complaining. One officer with approval of his supervising officer wearing a had with gold checkers cuffed my hands and ankles to a desk in the old Michael Reese hospital police room and got on his knee and pummeled me with his fists.

As a result, when police are aggressive against me, which is outrageous as I am a disabled individual who uses a walker, as well as a non-violent pacifist who never learned to fight and just cowers or waves my hands around my head trying to fend off blows, and when they tie me or cuff me down in 4-pt restraints for any reason, I go into flashbacks and think I am being tied down, injected, the doctors are refusing to listen to me, Salemi is choking me (as he did in 2005) and that I will die. I appear wide-eyed with fear, frantic, cower or wave my hands around my head, grab at things as I always feel I am loosing my balance – due to medical disabilities, and may even hide under a table or in a corner. I am not responsive to the environment as the environment becomes part of my flashback and I am confused. The only thing that should be done is to back-off and leave me alone until it passes as Dr. Robert Galatzer-Levy said in a letter you can read in following link.

Psych Dr Galatzer Levy

The Sheriff Staff in the courtroom had an agreement with the Cook County Court Disability Coordinator, Milissa Pacelli, that they would NOT use the information about triggers to my flashbacks to induce a flashback and if one occurred they would follow Dr. Galatzer-Levy’s advice and back-off. They did not do this!!! They instead induced a flashback and falsely charged me with felony battery, knowing that battery requires intent, and that there was no way I had intent to harm anyone (no one was harmed – the officer said she suffered pain or discomfort) or to in an “insulting and provoking manner” touch anyone, which is required for a conviction for battery, which is automatically upgraded to felony battery if the “victim” is an officer! This charge is grossly overused and cases are fabricated in this manner.

We need legislation about this and the FBI and US Attorney to investigate these type of cases, which are common. Other charges that are abused by police and used to “stack” charges are resisting arrest – even if you’re spastic due to medical issues and twitch or shake like I do they use this for a charge of resisting arrest, trespass, and disorderly conduct.

ARDC claims contributing to judge’s campaign committee to influence a decision is not bribery – What do you think?

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In this past election in Nov. 2012 the law firm of Peck, Bloom, LLC , their attorneys and family members contributed $10,000 to the campaign committee to elect Justice Theis as a Supreme Court justice. She won the election.

Then Peck, Bloom, LLC , their attorneys and family members contributed $3,150 to the election campaign of Justice Theis opponent, Judge Riley, a probate division judge in Cook country.

This was at the time that Judge Riley was supposed to make a decision on a case where they represented a client (who was falsely alleging to be the trustee of a decadent’s trust) who had forged a signature of a decadent while he was on his deathbed on a trust  document, presented the trust as valid – even though a required signature was missing in a second spot required for the trust to be valid, and these lawyers made grossly false statements about the beneficiary who was challenging this trust document. The beneficiary filed a trust  challenge to invalidate this version of the trust and re-instate the only valid version where the beneficiary was trustee.

In addition the beneficiary presented to Judge Riley a transcript of testimony by the falsely alleged trustee that she and the decadent had testified in court several  years prior that the beneficiary was doing a wonderful job taking care of her father and that the alleged trustee was mentally ill and needed the help of her sister, the beneficiary.

Peck, Bloom, LLC attorneys Kerry  Peck and Timothy Ritchey also lied to Judge Riley and said the beneficiary did not provide them discovery. They asked Judge Riley to dismiss the trust challenge based on this lie and asked that the beneficiary’s inheritance be turned over to them to pay their fees as a sanction for filing a “frivolous” trust challenge.

The judge ignored the above forgery evidence, the court testimony evidence and granted Peck, Bloom LLC attorneys every request, falsely stating on the record (without ANY trial or evidentiary hearing on the issue) that the beneficiary did not take care of her father and exploited and abused him, despite the fact that the Dept. of Aging and police investigated and found that these allegations were “UNFOUNDED.” Judge Riley dismissed the trust challenge.

Judge Riley order that the beneficiary’s $245,000 inheritance be turned over to these corrupt attorneys, as a sanction for filing a “frivolous” trust challenge essentially condoning their criminal acts and therefore committing official misconduct and a criminal act himself.  (which essentially eliminated the beneficiary’s inheritance after she cared for a dying father for years as well as allowed exorbitant attorney fees).

The beneficiary was Dr. Linda Lorincz Shelton.  The client was Alice Lynn Lorincz Dale. Shelton is appealing these orders.

GIVE YOUR OPINION IN A POLL!

Should contributing to a judge’s campaign committee while you have a case before a judge be illegal and considered a bribe?

For more details about this case read here and my Attorney Regulatory Commission Complaint against Peck, Bloom LLC here and evidence of the bribery here.

50/50 parenting should be the default position in divorce – think about it!

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Divorce courts in America are destroying any chance of maintaining the children’s mental health by interfering with parenting, promoting conflict by discouraging mediation and encouraging that a divorce should be an adversarial proceeding, as well as encouraging the racketeering that goes on when judges enrich court-appointed attorneys, counselors and therapists by appointing them in an open-ended instead of limited fashion and only  when necessary.

Courts are the wrong place for divorce decisions to be made as they are inherently an adversarial proceeding.  We need mediation outside of the court to be the default position in any dissolution of a marriage, particularly if it involves children. We need a complete  overhaul of laws related to dissolution of marriage, as well as about probate issues such as guardians for elders – another area of court abuse of families.

Judges, lawyers, and most of the court-appointed hacks knows as GALs, child representatives, and evaluators (often who make their business promoting conflict to draw out their appointment and make more money in this cottage industry) end up raping the estates of families and even taking the children’s college funds to pay for their fees.

Instead of promoting stabilization and financial security, the judges and lawyers work hard to end careers, teach children to be entitled and view parents as only deep pockets, promote parental alienation and defamation, as well as destroy the very stability necessary for a child to cope with divorce.

We need to ask Pres. Obama to make a task force on dissolution of marriage, paternity issues, and probate issues so that our country can advance socially as much as we have advanced technologically. We need to stop the court abuse of children, the elderly, and families in general.

Sign a petition to ask  President Obama to appoint a task force to study divorce, child custody, family mediation, and ways to take divorce out of the courts, end court abuse, and let parents decide how to parent. Cleck here for petition.

With the dissolution of the family, the mobility that is breaking up the family, and the greed of the divorce cottage industry, we have a very big crisis in America, and around the world.  We need to lead in solving this problem.  Write President Obama and ask him to make this task force his priority in his second term.

The following two videos are powerful messages about the role of fathers and the need for equal  parenting.

A video about promoting equal parenting and actor Baldwin’s new book about divorce and the need for equal parenting:

http://www.causes.com/actions/1659887-lets-make-family-law-cps-reform-the-new-obama-administrations-priority-issue-for-2013

A powerful video talking about the “father wound” that plagues a person for life if the father is absent:

http://www.causes.com/actions/1734438-the-father-effect-revised-edition?recruiter_id=137911074&token=970i8qT3PGuUmV7pyeOOJHka&utm_campaign=activity_invitation_mailer%2Factivity_invitation&utm_medium=email&utm_source=causes

Extensive posts, links, and videos about corruption in family court and the damage to the families:

http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/?s=family+court

I support ANONYMOUS in actions against corrupt government – down with tyrants!

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For too long now, the corrupt in government have been trashing the Constitution and de facto eliminating our Constitutional rights.  The 1 % and greedy are abusing the rest of us getting richer while making us poorer, denying education to the masses, denying health care, denying access to knowledge, denying the freedom to speak our mind and the justice of the courts.  Multinational corporations now control our governments. Our Constitution has no weight.  Our U.S. Supreme Court even refuses to enforce its own rulings. When the courts trash our rights, we no longer have remedy.

ANONYMOUS  – a secret society of hackers around the world dedicated to a free and open Internet [able to hack into anything], in response to the murder of Aaron Swartz , an Internet genius and proponent of free access to knowledge paid for by taxpayer dollars, has now decided to use their last resort and act.  The line has now been drawn in the sand.  They have reluctantly decided to act as a last resort due to the tyrany we now experience.

The Internet War against government corruption has now been unleashed. They have launched the first missile.

I support it.  I also ask ANONYMOUS to help us by publicizing the systemic lawlessness of the courts in Cook County and Illinois that I have revealed on this web site.

Please view the video in this link that announces the beginning of the Internet War to reform our corrupt government.

May God Help us! Tyrants in the Cook County Courts and in our government must be exposed, removed, and reform must occur.  There is no other option.

We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us

This is my response to the death of Aaron Swartz [an Internet and computer genius who invented RSS at the age of 14 and founded Reddit, who worked tirelessly for Internet freedom]:

Aaron’s death has devastated me. I and many others before and presently have tried to improve the world by working to right the wrongs that we bump into so annoyingly. Aaron in terms of Internet access to knowledge that our taxes paid for; me to make our courts transparent and information in our court system open to all so that we can bring to the light of day the corruption that is destroying us, most of all destroying children, elderly, families, and those of us who are working so hard, sacrificing so much, and mostly caring about others especially our children’s futures as well as the many before us and after us that will do the same. Yet our own government is used to destroy us in order to keep knowledge, justice, and freedom in the hands of the 1%, as well as in the hands of the corrupt, instead of in the hands of the people. I have also been arrested on fraudulent and excessive charges apparently in efforts to try to shut me up and shut down my blogs. I know exactly how Aaron felt. The hopelessness and despair are hard to fight. I pray that all those who knew Aaron and heard of him will help continue what is a fight, in the case of Aaron and likely soon in my case to the death. I hope his friends will pursue his cause with a vengeance, as well as try to help others, like me and our group of whistle blowers and activists who are seeking to bring more transparency and justice to the world, as well as stop the cover-up of the corruption that is lining the pockets of the corrupt, the connected, and the exclusive 1%, at the expense of the 99%.

Bias against men in family courts – “Don’t nigggerise me”

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Don’t niggerise me” (“nigger” = an offensive term used in Britain against Asians as well as Blacks – which the writer of the article containing this quote states is essentially what is happening to non-custodial parents, regardless of their race) was the plea of a British fellow regarding corruption in family courts - you will see below is how non-custodial parents are treated IN AMERICA today – reminding me of the status of Blacks in America a 100 years ago!

This corruption is pervasive in American family courts as well – but I believe this applies to women as much as men, regardless of their race, who end up wrongfully as the non-custodial parent instead of as a co-parent with loving relationship with their children – solely due to the corruption of our family courts which is destroying child/parent relationships and teaching our children only greed and materialism, while alienating parents from their children. [all quotes are for emphasis  purposes and are from Dr Linda Shelton written in this article]

I observed for several years now family court cases in Cook County, Illinois.  I find that the judges are abdicating their responsibility to make decisions to the ill-trained and grossly biased child representatives and guardians ad litem.  There is a strong bias towards assuming that one parent is BAD and one parent is GOOD and at all costs vilifying the parent these court-appointed attorneys decide is bad, usually with just hearsay and no actual evidence.

I have seen case after case where literally no evidence was allowed from one side to refute false statements from the other parent that were mere hearsay unsupported by evidence. The judges are therefore pulling  their custody decisions out of thin air on the advice of court-appointed attorneys masquerading as trained evaluators of family interactions (psychologist, psychiatrist, psychiatric social workers, etc).

The family court lawyers for both the parents charge outrageous fees and grossly ignore constitutional rights, as well as grossly ignore federal and state laws (750 ILCS 5/506) that were supposed to encourage joint parenting, mediation, and solving of family arguments so that children are raised in a loving and nurturing instead of hostile, stressful and disruptive environment – which also deplete family funds including their college funds. Many  parents last year testified to these facts in the Illinois House of Representatives. See their testimony here.

I believe that literally billions of dollars have been and are misappropriated in this scheme that is  producing millions of children that are being taught that parents are unimportant and only serve as deep pockets for their every wish.  This is destroying the families in America and encouraging greed, lawlessness, and immorality.

I firmly believe that the family courts and the lawyers and counselors that practice associated with them run a scheme to fill their pockets and pensions with the feuding families’ financial assets and money from the federal government that comes from Social Security Title IV-D and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funds. I believe the VAWA is faulty in failing to have oversight as to how the funds are used and in being grossly biased against men.  I therefore do NOT support it without safeguards changing it to prevent these abuses. I feel some sympathy with those that believe womens’ shelters increase this bias. I don’t endorse everything said in this link, but much of what is said in the POD1 report supports this corruption as being true and needs remedy.

Two of the alleged worst offenders in violating these state and federal laws are child representatives David Wessel, Mary T. Doheny, and Ralla Klepak, as well as former child representative and now Judge Regina Scannicchio. The worst offending judges who are ignoring the Bill of Rights, the State statutes, and any concern over the childrens’ relationships with both parents include Judge David Haracz, Judge Veronica Mathein (well  known  appearing to hate men), Judge Pamela Loza, Judge Grace Dickler, Judge Fe Fernandez, Judge Debra Walker, Judge Leida J. Santiago, and Judge Paul Vega.

The “POD1″ report from the Illinois House of Representatives Family Law Study Committee seems to support this contention that there is a scheme or what they call development of a “cottage industry” that is supported by misused funds that encourages enrichment of these attorneys instead of the best interests of the children.

The Bill of Rights is trashed in Cook County Domestic Division (family) courts.  Decisions are often made based on hearsay thrown around by these more often than not corrupt court-appointed attorneys. Child representatives totally ignore 750 ILCS 5/506(a)(3) statutes (reproduced at end of this post) that REQUIRE the child representative to act as the gatherer of discovery and present a pre-trial memorandum to both parents as to what are the “evidence-based legal argument” that he/she will present to the court through testimony of others and documents, which cause him/her to promote a specific custody decision.

Normally in civil cases discovery (factual information, proposed witness testimony, and evaluators reports, as well as child representative summaries of interviews with child(ren), teachers, friends, family, clergy, doctors that will be used in the divorce trial) is requested by each party and exchanged. The pre-trial memorandum is supposed to replace discovery to some extent and put the discovery in the hands of a supposedly neutral court-appointed attorney who is supposed to pay attention to the “best  interest of the child[ren]“. However, I have yet to see ANY child representative produce ANY statutory required  “pre-trial memorandum” and I have seen NO JUDGE REPRIMAND ANY child representative for failure to do so.  I have seen NO JUDGE POSTPONE a trial until the child representative produces a pre-trial memorandum and NO JUDGE HOLD a child representative in contempt of court FOR FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS LAW!

As a result divorce trials proceed with hearsay and not discovery – often biased against one side as the other side has not been given legal notice of evidence of it prior to trial. There is no fairness or justice, just a railroading of the vilified parent turning them into a deep-pocket to be used by the other parent, while the vilified parent’s child/parent relationship is de facto severed.

I have seen as many woman as men vilified falsely in this manner totally denying their constitutional right to due process and in the end harming the children, rather than resulting in a decision that is in their best interest. The parent is often rendered penniless and many are now even homeless, due to the violation of the Federal Consumer Protection law that requires that wage guarnishment in divorce cases can be more than 60% of a parent’s income.  Judges are routinely ordering parents to pay child support in excess of their income! See:

15 USC § 1671 et seq. Federal Wage Garnishment Law (Title III of the Consumer Protection Act) & corresponding 29 CFR Part 870

When the man is vilified, the bias and defamation is in many ways as bad as the bias against blacks in the South during segregation.  That is why this article:

Don’t nigggerise me”

written by an Asian British man regarding what is happening in the UK is relevent all over the world when family courts show bias against men.

Please read it and then read my

letter to the Cook County Board of Commissioners

asking them to investigate the corruption and denial of constitutional rights in the family courts, as well as asking them to pressure the Illinois legislature to change the law so that the courts are forced to encourage instead of discourage equal parenting; discourage instead of encourage vilifying parents; encourage instead of discourage mediation and low-cost counseling instead of excessive appointment of unqualified attorneys who illegally act as psychologists and psychiatrists without a license.  The phone numbers and email addresses to the board members are written below.

PLEASE CONTACT THE BOARD MEMBERS AND ASK THEM TO INVESTIGATE THE ABOVE AND FORCE THE LEGISLATURE AND COUNTY COURTS TO STOP VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND

STOP HARMING OUR CHILDREN! ENCOURAGE JOINT PARENTING AND MEDIATION! STOP  IMPOVERISHING FAMILIES TO ENRICH UNNECESSARY COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS! LIMIT FEES FOR DIVORCE ATTORNEYS APPOINTED BY THE COURT TO NO MORE THAN $150/HR CAPPED AT $5,000 PER CASE.  SPECIFY IN COURT ORDERS THAT ONLY OPINIONS OF TRAINED EVALUATORS THAT HAVE INTERVIEWED FAMILY MEMBERS FROM BOTH SIDES, TEACHERS, FRIENDS AND DOCTORS CAN RENDER OPINIONS AS TO WHAT CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT IS BEST!

COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS:

Phone Number

President Toni Preckwinkle

312-603-6400

Robert Steele

312-603-3019

Larry Suffredin

312-603-6383

Earlean Collins

312-603-4566

Timothy O. Schneider

312-603-6388

Jerry Butler

312-603 6391

Elizabeth Doody Gorman

312-603-4215

Joan Patricia Murphy

312-603-4216

Jeffrey R. Tobolski

312-603-6384

Bridget Gainer

312-603-4210

John A. Fritchey

312-603-6380

William M. Beavers

312-603-2065

Gregg Goslin

312-603-4932

Edwin Reyes

312-603-6386

Jesus G. Garcia

312-603-5443

Deborah Sims

312-603 6381

Peter N. Silvestri

312-603-4393

John P. Daley

312-603-4400

Commissioner Email addresses:

r.steele@robertsteele.org

earlean.collins@cookcountyil.gov

jerry.butler@cookcountyil.gov

joan.murphy@cookcountyil.gov

commissioner@bridgetgainer.com

edwin.reyes@cookcountyil.gov

deborah.sims@cookcountyil.gov

john.daley@cookcountyil.gov

larry.suffredin@cookcountyil.gov

tim.schneider@cookcountyil.gov

liz@lizgorman.com

commish@fritchey.com

commissioner.goslin@cookcountyil.gov

Jesus.Garcia@cookcountyil.gov

cookcty9@aol.co

750 ILCS 5/506 Representation of child.

(a) Duties. In any proceedings involving the support, custody, visitation, education, parentage, property interest, or general welfare of a minor or dependent child, the court may, on its own motion or that of any party, appoint an attorney to serve in one of the following capacities to address the issues the court delineates:

(1) Attorney. The attorney shall provide           independent legal counsel for the child and shall owe the same duties of undivided loyalty, confidentiality, and competent representation as are due an adult client.

(2) Guardian ad litem. The guardian ad litem shall testify or submit a written report to the court regarding his or her recommendations in accordance with the best interest of the child. The report shall be made available to all parties. The guardian ad litem may be called as a witness for purposes of cross examination regarding the guardian ad litem’s report or recommendations. The guardian ad litem shall investigate the facts of the case and interview the child and the parties.

(3) Child representative. The child representative shall advocate what the child representative finds to be in the best interests of the child after reviewing the facts and circumstances of the case. The child representative shall meet with the child and the parties, investigate the facts of the case, and encourage settlement and the use of alternative forms of dispute resolution. The child representative shall have the same authority and obligation to participate in the litigation as does an attorney for a party and shall possess all the powers of investigation as does a guardian ad litem. The child representative shall consider, but not be bound by, the expressed wishes of the child. A child representative shall have received training in child advocacy or shall possess such experience as determined to be equivalent to such training by the chief judge of the circuit where the child representative has been appointed. The child representative shall not disclose confidential communications made by the child, except as required by law or by the Rules of Professional Conduct. The child representative shall not render an opinion, recommendation, or report to the court and shall not be called as a witness, but shall offer evidence based legal arguments. The child representative shall disclose the position as to what the child representative intends to advocate in a pre trial memorandum that shall be served upon all counsel of record prior to the trial. The position disclosed in the pre trial memorandum shall not be considered evidence. The court and the parties may consider the position of the child representative for purposes of a settlement conference.

(a 3) Additional appointments. During the proceedings the court may appoint an additional attorney to serve in the capacity described in subdivision (a)(1) or an additional attorney to serve in another of the capacities described in subdivision (a)(2) or (a)(3) on the court’s own motion or that of a party only for good cause shown and when the reasons for the additional appointment are set forth in specific findings.

(a 5) Appointment considerations. In deciding whether to make an appointment of an attorney for the minor child, a guardian ad litem, or a child representative, the court shall consider the nature and adequacy of the evidence to be presented by the parties and the availability of other methods of obtaining information, including social service organizations and evaluations by mental health professions, as well as resources for payment.

In no event is this Section intended to or designed to abrogate the decision making power of the trier of fact. Any appointment made under this Section is not intended to nor should it serve to place any appointed individual in the role of a surrogate judge.

(b) Fees and costs. The court shall enter an order as appropriate for costs, fees, and disbursements, including a retainer, when the attorney, guardian ad litem, or child’s representative is appointed. Any person appointed under this Section shall file with the court within 90 days of his or her appointment, and every subsequent 90 day period thereafter during the course of his or her representation, a detailed invoice for services rendered with a copy being sent to each party. The court shall review the invoice submitted and approve the fees, if they are reasonable and necessary. Any order approving the fees shall require payment by either or both parents, by any other party or source, or from the marital estate or the child’s separate estate. The court may not order payment by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in cases in which the Department is providing child support enforcement services under Article X of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Unless otherwise ordered by the court at the time fees and costs are approved, all fees and costs payable to an attorney, guardian ad litem, or child representative under this Section are by implication deemed to be in the nature of support of the child and are within the exceptions to discharge in bankruptcy under 11 U.S.C.A. 523. The provisions of Sections 501 and 508 of this Act shall apply to fees and costs for attorneys appointed under this Section.

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