In the countdown leading up to the Founding Fathers March on April 20, 2012, we have promised daily news items and dedications acclimating America to the abuses we are seeking to reform in our nation’s domestic relations courts.When court papers were served upon the current New York Chief Justice and court system in my federal action posted elsewhere on this site, I became aware of a plaque posted on the wall of the clerk’s office at the Court of Appeals in Albany, New York, the state’s highest court.
One year later, that plaque was still there greeting members of the public who filed papers, argued cases or simply toured our halls of justice. It’s a giant campaign poster urging the public to vote for “Sol Wachtler”, among others, on the Republican line for a judgeship to the state’s highest court. Evidently, the court is memorializing the campaign which resulted in Wachtler becoming its Chief Justice, prior to his arrest for extortion, attempted kidnapping and harassment of a woman and her minor daughter during the early nineties.
The former Chief Judge was eventually convicted and imprisoned for more than one year. You can find more disgusting details of his exploits in multiple news accounts and his very own book. Like the Spitzer and Bruno cases, neither New York’s state police nor its Judicial Conduct Commission could manage to bring this man to justice. It took a federal agency to end his torment upon a young girl and her mom. This is the same judge presiding over a court system which commits many good fathers to prison each day simply because they could not afford to pay a tax known as “child support” for the “privilege” of seeing their own children.
In a day when Penn State is erasing images of Jerry Sandusky around campus on the mere allegation of child abuse, New York’s high court finds no similar urge to remove a political advertisement asking voters to support a judge convicted of some very heinous behavior. If you care to know how I might have handled the situation, see our post and video dedicated to “the Child” found at “Day 153”. We all like to believe when we come before judges cloaked in dignified robes that superior character and law abiding behavior would come as a benchmark for others to emulate. Instead we find one example after the other which shows that our disputes might be better off placed in the hands of the local bartender or diner waitress.
It’s time we showed our disgust with a system that sets such a bad example. You will find other examples of corrupt judges who abused our children, taxes and entrusted duties elsewhere on our site. In the meantime, please pass this message, associated video and confirming picture of Sol Wachtler to others. Ask your media representatives why they are not doing their part under the First Amendment to further expose this corruption. For too long they have looked the other way as America’s fathers remained subject to our last bastion of institutional discrimination.
Albany, New York Dr. Leon R. Koziol, J.D.
November 23, 2011 Parenting Rights Institute