Virginia's Criminal Justice

The Citizens' Voice about Virginia's Uncontrolled Judiciary

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE DOUG ROBELEN

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VA Supreme Court

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As a new "judge" of the Va. Supreme Court (not really, he's the clerk) I'm curious why the high Court cannot cite the LAW permitting people other than Judges the authority to sign COURT ORDERS - ??? Even my FOIA was denied - citing that would be the unauthorized practice of law to cite which law grants that authority - I think they meant - there is NO LAW.

JUDGE EILEEN ANITA OLDS

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Chesapeake JDR

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Judge Olds doesn't listen, doesn't even follow her own orders, try to make new law from the bench, In one breath she made an order then with another breath she counter the order. She is the first female judge in Chesapeake, and it has gone to her head. Also note that if she order you to do something which she doesn't have the power to enforce that order will get lost from your court file, so get a copy asap Do not go into her courtroom with an lawyer, and if you really want her to do her job also hired a court Stenographer to record your hearing, you have this right in VA, However JDR will not give you any names of these people

JUDGE R. POTTER

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Circuit Court, Prince William Co, Manassas, VA

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He is a complete clown that have people suffer for decisions made by him without taking into consideration the financial and other livelihood of other people that he affect on its decisions that create lots of problems for families of victims of his Circus court mainly by a Clown judge and corrupt court like his.

JUDGE STUART L. WILLIAMS, JR

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J&DR Court Henrico VA

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Had not read the past case history, and ordered father to pay child support on 3 children of mother, when one is his. Had no idea what happened before, and laughed at grandmother when asked for visitation. Motion after motion are being ignored to lower the child support, is basically a clueless rubber stamper counting the days until Friday golf with all their friends the lawyers.

JUDGE SHARON B. WILL

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J&DR Court Henrico VA

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Refused to hear testimony, had no proof, only the say so of a women who on numerous occasions had been caught lying in court, which there is no record for because Henrico court do not keep records, as law demands, this way there is no record of their lack of evidential due process, and disregard of testimony of others, and her actions reflect her bias towards men, and power trip that gives her the means to be as nasty as she wants, no proof necessary. And NO ONE IS WATCHING SO THEY GET AWAY WITH IT 100 times a day, five days a week.

JUDGE DENIS F. SODEN

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J&DR Court Henrico VA

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As clueless of the law as Williams and Will, with evidence to the contrary, and the DA stating that this "abuse" could have happened earlier in the day, when there were no witnesses. With three people stating otherwise, the women was still the "victim" and the guy was the abuser, oh wait, because the testimony was only 2, Will refused to hear the 3rd witness?

JUDGE RICHARD B. POTTER

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31st, Manassas, VA

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JUDGE HARRY TALIAFERRO III

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Good old boy network with this judge he rule in favor of the women even if she is in the wrong To see this judge in action you would think its the 1800 hundreds.

ROBERT SOMERVILLE

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Culpeper, VA J&DR

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Judge Somerville is not impartial In J&DR Court. He almost always sides with the mother especially if she is
young and cute. He seems to not even want to hear what the father has to say and seems not to care if the father is allowed to speak.

JUDGE EDWARD W. HANSON, JR

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Circuit, Virginia Beach

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Signed Petition for my Incapacitated Adult. status. Jan. 1988
I was not served until April 1998.Recently removed from court file. I hear Judges get paid for declaring incompetent status?

JUDGE ALAN ROSENBLATT, RETIRED

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Circuit , Virginia Beach

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He awarded thousands of dollars for legal fees to be paid to lawyers. He ordered my court appointed attorney to get my good mental evaluation and buried it. 1999. Asked if I wanted social security or alimony. Ordered me to take drugs for a year. Was jailed 22 days during his tenure.

JUDGE RAWLS

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Virginia Beach

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Made the comment to a loving Dad that he "always wants more time than he is ENTITLED to"! This father was taking the Mother of his 7 year old child to court on a show cause for violating the visitation and legal custody provisions. Mother was (incredibly) allowed to move child from Tennessee to Virginia despite the fact that Father and child had a great relationship and he was very actively involved in his life. Dad was given a few weeks in the summer and alternating holidays along with "liberal and reasonable" visitation (which we have learned means NOTHING in Virginia! They write this in to agreements but according to Judge Rawls, liberal and reasonable is what the MOTHER feels is liberal and reasonable! amazing!) Mother willfully withheld child from Father for summer 2009 visitation until the GAL in the case told her she had to send the child out. it took mother another 2 and a half days to send the child to Virginia for a total of NINE DAYS LATE!!! The Judge dismissed the case against mother! Willfully withholding of visitation IS grounds for change of custody in Virginia and the Judge did nothing. This case is currently pending appeal.