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MARIN COUNTY'S NEWS MONTHLY - FREE PRESS
(415)868-1600 - (415)868-0502(fax) - P.O. Box 31, Bolinas, CA, 94924

June, 2006

 

Mother Wants To See Judge Sutro Thrown Out

I take personal offense at Judge John Sutro's assertion that he is above reproach in integrity and ethics. He has repeatedly stated to the media that he is a champion for the rights of women and children yet with my own experience in family court and in speaking with other women, this could not be further from the truth. His bias against any woman who begged for protection against domestic violence and child abuse was evident in his routine denial of protective orders, anger that increased if he saw any sign of emotional trauma from the victims and utter disregard for the legal proceedings and due process.
One tactic was to enter his chambers ex parte with the more wealthy party in a custody case when there were accusations of abuse. In my case, he colluded with Attorney Jan Eric Bolt, and signed a custody order that both knew to contain false information, which was a method of protecting himself from criticism if he was to be caught in this illegal ex parte communication. Judge Sutro committed more than one crime on that day and he has used every chance available to cover up actions that should have been prosecuted. He did not fear being questioned about his favoritism since evidence was removed from the courts confidential files, thus providing him and any judge subsequently on the case an excuse to rule however they wished. Accusations of removal of evidence in custody cases has been lodged at this court for many years, and it has served them well since they have made no effort to prevent the thefts from reoccurring.

By ignoring the lack of judicial fairness and the obvious intentional rulings for his favored litigants, he and his supporters have shown that this arrogant cronyism is still alive and well in Marin Superior Court. Judge John A. Sutro wishes to rewrite history thinking that we, his victims, have forgotten what is was really like to stand before someone with the power to protect or the power to abuse. I, for one, remember the sting of betrayal at being abused by him. I am not alone. There is no moral or ethical excuse to allow this corruption to continue in Marin and the voters now have the opportunity to make some much needed changes. I swear that the statements made above are true.

Valerie Nixon
and my case name is under KARINEN.
[email protected]


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