Batiste was suspended with pay on April 19 after retired presiding judge Scott Vowell launched a complaint campaign against her. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary is scheduled to hear her case on July 29.
The Alabama NAACP says in a statement that the matter should not get that far. From the NAACP statement, which can be viewed in full at the end of this post:
On November 2, 2010, over 107,000 people elected Dorothea Batiste as one of our three Domestic Relations Judges. Immediately, she implemented procedures that substantially increased the number of cases heard each month, increasing the number of closed cases each year from 8% to 103%. In a little over two years Judge Batiste handled over 2,800 cases. She implemented standards that protected the children and provided both parents equal voice in the lives of their children.
However, within a few months of being on the bench, Judge Scott Vowell, the Presiding Judge at the time began countless visits to her office, made numerous telephone calls, and demands to change her orders for the benefits of the few; this is not for which we elect Judges. The AL NAACP condemns the politics, race discrimination, harassment, retaliation and attack on Judge Batiste.
The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission suspended Batiste after finding she used her contempt power in an abusive and unlawful fashion. But the NAACP says Batiste acted within the law to help ensure justice for parties who came before her. From the statement:
We are fully aware of the matters put before the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission, and the Court of Judiciary and hereby denounce this continued selective prosecution, witch hunt, harassment and absolute abuse of process which Judge Batiste has endured.
The cases presented by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission concern a mother not getting child support, another mother in a custody battle needing her witness, a man who died without ever seeing his portion of the martial assets, and another mother in a custody battle needing a witness so that her children did not have to testify. Judge Batiste used the contempt powers of the Court in an effort to enforce these orders of the Court.
The NAACP receives complaints monthly concerning the unfairness of judges, and when the complaints are submitted to Presiding Judges or other oversight organizations, their complaints seem to fall on [deaf] ears. Yet you have a Judge who is trying to be firm but fair, and she finds herself being suspended from the bench. We demand that Circuit Court Judge Dorothea Batiste be reinstated to the Bench, immediately.
The NAACP puts the Batiste matter in context with recent events connected to Alabama history:
For the past 6 months, the State of Alabama and the City of Birmingham [have] commemorated the Civil Rights Movement and the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. This movement began long before the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, such events as Rosa Parks’s refusal to give up her seat to white passengers, which led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Demonstrations for voting rights, justice and equality in Birmingham led to a movement that Alabama had not seen before, because people could no longer stand by in silence. The AL NAACP shall not be silent in this grave injustice that has occurred to Circuit Court Judge Dorothea Batiste.
Who is pulling Scott Vowell's strings on this? I assume Judge Batiste somehow has pissed off some of his buddies in the divorce bar.
JIC will be announcing a complaint against Chilton Co. Judge Sibley Reynolds any day now, right?
One thing that confuses me about this case: What is a judge supposed to do with people who refuse to appear for court?
If contempt powers are not to be used for that, what should they be used for?
Interesting the the State NAACP will go to bat for a black, female, REPUBLICAN, but not for a black,male or female democrat. As the young people say, "what's up with that"?
Scott Vowell is retired, but he is on the list of private judges. Since he is still an active judge, he is theoretically beyond discipline by the Alabama State Bar. He must be removed from judicial office before Keith & Tony can touch him. As you can imagine, being a private judge is sweet. You get to practice law full-time, sit as a private judge as little or as much as you desire & you get to tell the staff of the AL State Bar to kiss your robed ass. Private Judging is the new Priesthood.
Do FOIA apply to "Private Judges?"
Seems anointed with the oil of GOD is a private judge practice, too.
At last the NAACP has done the right thing and made a statement of support. It is to be hoped they stay on point and support the judge.
As to Vowell, it is time he went somewhere else. Making what may well be staments which are less than truthful, it is to be hoped he receives his full measure of the law.
It is hoped Judge Bastite is returned to her position and kicks Vowell's ass around the block. it is important the NAACP does its job also. Now lets hope they give some support to those other people in Alabama who need support, right the Sherriff.
I'm completely baffled as to why you people are so supportive of this judge? She is a family court judge who has ruined lives and done damage to children beyond repair. Is it because she's black? It's ridiculous.
I totally agree. Family Law Judges in the USA are bound by the QUOTAS, just as every so called 'Judicial'.
There is only justice in the USA for those that can pay the price.
Family law is typically a pit of vipers and the "JUDGES" are almost 100% STAINS ON HUMANITY.
The interesting deal, about our first Jewish Black President that is so very special, he isn't a Native American and that would have been truly worth the PRIDE parade in the USA.
We get the nation that was the slave trading nation to get past racism, by electing in essence some human being that just as 9-1-1, we don't really have a clue as to ?
No, no, no, America has not gotten past the race card and it is, class that has the license to prey upon those that don't.
Batiste was doing one hell of a job it sounds, so probably the competition factor - her quotas got her more than the Crackers and that's against the law.
Until USA deals with 9-1-1, there is only the class that preys upon the classes that need to pray before more Batiste, Strange, Riley et al, "Judge".
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