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March 3, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Absolute immunity law

Calling for change, calling for accountability

The citizens of our nation are victimized and swindled by arrogant, corrupt and incompetent judges who know that they are protected by the law of absolute immunity.

This can happen when a woman’s rights are violated during a divorce and she is set up to be placed on public assistance with the taxpayers supporting her. Women do not want to be robbed of their marital assets and to be placed on public assistance.

This is ridiculous. This should concern all of us. It should also outrage and infuriate us.

Judicial accountability is needed to end corruption in our courts. To do this, the law needs to be changed making the judicial branch of government answerable and accountable to an entity other than itself. Judges should be held accountable for wrongdoing and removed from office if found guilty of serious offenses such as:

— Any deliberate violation of the law and/or our Constitution,

— Fraud and/or corruption to intentionally violate a person’s rights,

— Deliberate violations of due process of law,

— Any deliberate disregard of the facts causing injury to an individual in the action and

— Lies of omission in legal documents, which are extremely widespread and almost impossible to correct.

I believe that the law regarding absolute immunity needs to be changed, and judges guilty of wrongdoing need to should be held accountable for their actions and removed from office for serious offenses.

— Rose Colombo, Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.

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