Monday, August 30, 2021

Issue Joined

Allegations filed by the Illinois Administrator will be vigorously contested if the attorney's recently filed answer is any indication.

To the allegation that he had violated Rule 8.2 in making statements about the judge in his domestic litigation

Affirmatively, much of these statements are protected First Amendment speech. In addition, Judge Carr was violating a remand order of the appellate court, and had just entered an emergency order of protection for Respondent requesting a wellbeing check of his children by the Park Ridge Police. Despite Erika Bush petitioning that Respondent have parenting time, Judge Carr denied that petition in an abuse of power by the state, but then reversed himself the next day acknowledging he exceeded his jurisdiction – which initially drew the “clown” comments.

When a judge is abusing their power, violating the United States Constitution and Illinois’ own appellate court mandate, they are acting outside their official capacity and are no longer privileged to the normal courtesies. Judge Carr just spent an entire hearing, recorded on video, eating peanuts and demeaning the 25-30 bystanders as the “peanut gallery.” Moreover, Judge Carr was suffering from a latent undiagnosed brain tumor, to which he is currently on terminal leave. Judge Carr was already exhibiting loss of memory, cognition, as well as an array of erratic behavior that falls far outside the norm of healthy, coherent judges in this state.

As to conduct toward opposing counsel

There was no purpose to embarrass Ms. Vanderporten or Mr. Mammas. Domestic relations attorneys are well known amongst the bar and the public to be bottom-feeders. Respondent has spoken to ethics attorneys for years who note the volume of complaints they receive involving these attorneys, and call these attorneys bottom-feeders themselves. Domestic relations attorneys generally graduate from 3rd and 4th tier law schools, and will do almost anything for money, including suborn perjury from mentally ill parents.

Should be an interesting hearing. (Mike Frisch)

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