Friday, January 08, 2010
Judge Dictates Religion
“Do you think judges should have the power to decide what religion your children must belong to and which churches they may be prohibited from attending? We have long suspected that family courts are the most dictatorial and biased of all U.S. courts, routinely depriving divorced fathers of due process rights and authority over their own children, but this December a Chicago judge went beyond the pale. Cook County Circuit Judge Edward Jordan issued a restraining order to prohibit Joseph Reyes from taking his 3-year-old daughter to any non-Jewish religious activities because the ex-wife argued that would contribute to "the emotional detriment of the child." Mrs. Rebecca Reyes wants to raise her daughter in the Jewish religion, and the judge sided with the mother.” So what else is new? Judges making unconstitutional rulings, especially in “family court” is not new at all. They do it every day and defendants, who don’t have nearly as much money behind them as do the “family services,” can’t “make a Constitutional case out of it.” So they get away with it. What we need is a bunch of lawyers to take these cases on a “pro-bono” basis, so they can’t continue to get away with it. (Phyllis Schlafley) Thanks to Carl spitzer for bringing this to my attention.