Falmouth Today reports “What is Judicial Accountability and why does Maine get a D+ for a grade? Is it possible that our judges, many of whom come from the ranks of previous government positions, can’t seem to adhere to the Rules, Laws, and Constitution they swore to uphold, protect, and defend?”
“We have witnessed more than a few judges ignore current laws and make up a ruling on the fly. One woman on the bench disclosed her husband was a law partner with highly suspect Portland lawyer, yet she claimed that wouldn’t influence her judgment. Can you imagine the pillow talk that night when she disclosed she ruled in favor of a Plaintiff that her husband’s partner has spent the last 12 years trying to screw? Sure you can be impartial judge, no problem. Then she swapped courtrooms with another woman who was a partner in the firm when they hired another lawyer that has since been censured by a Bar committee.
“The D+ is likely the result of the extreme lack of oversight by any organization with authority to rein in the misconduct of both lawyers and judges. We were under the mistaken idea that the Bar was to protect the client from the out of control misconduct of lawyers. Boy, were we wrong.”
“Here’s an example from one source, Judge Paul Fritzsche, sitting in York County Superior Court, has a record of 77 and 0 ruling against Pro Se (where you can’t afford a lawyer and you go into court representing yourself) litigants. How about some truth in advertising here where Fritzsche hangs a banner in front of the bench that states:
YOU HAVE ZERO CHANCE OF WINNING IN THIS COURT, SO JUST TAKE YOUR SCREWING I’M ABOUT TO GIVE YOU, AND SHUT UP!” Read more, click here.
Judge Paul Fritzsche gets away with his misconduct, obstruction of justice and official oppression because he is very well shielded through his conflicts of interest.
Members on the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability includes Judge Paul Fritzsche. Is this not a conflict of interest?
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