A California judge rejected a foster teen's request for early enlistment with the Marine Corps — and a $10,000 signing bonus — reportedly on the grounds that the judge didn't approve of the Iraq war.This woman SO needs to be removed from the bench. Seriously. Granted, there may be good reasons to deny a 17-year old enlistment, but "I'm an anti-war moron who uses my position to advance my moonbat agenda" isn't one of them.
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Marilyn Mackel denied 17-year-old Shawn Sage's request to join the military last October, according to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News.
"The judge said she didn't support the Iraq war for any reason we're over there," Marine recruiter Sgt. Guillermo Medrano of the Simi Valley U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office told the paper.
Now, I know what you're thinking. What a brave soul - to take a stand and use her
Well, I've got the answer for you!
To let her know what you think of her decision to completely toss out her responsibilities as a judge, you can contact her at:
Marilyn Mackel, Commissioner
Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court (Dependency)
201 Centre Plaza Drive
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Didn't see an email directory, but if someone finds one, please leave it in the comments section.
Be sure to restrain yourselves, folks - I seem to remember threatening or otherwise harrassing a judge is bad ju-ju -- even if they don't have any respect for the sanctity of their position.
Oh, and in California, the Commission on Judicial Performance has the responsibility of "investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and judicial incapacity and for disciplining state judges."
Their abilities include taking action by:
Removing or censuring a judge or former judge for "action that constitutes willful misconduct in office, persistent failure or inability to perform the judge's duties, habitual intemperance in the use of intoxicants or drugs, or conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute";
Publicly or privately "admonishing a judge or former judge found to have engaged in improper action or dereliction of duty"; and
They can bar censured judges from future positions in any CA state court.
Sounds good to me. You can contact them at:
State of California
Commission on Judicial Performance
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14400
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 557-1200
Fax: (415) 557-1266
Details on how to file a complaint are here
Hadn't mentioned this yet, but in addition to this blog, I'm now an Op-Ed contributor over at NewsBlaze - an online news site that is very supportive of our troops, and publishes stories straight from our Heroes daily. Check out the site, and you can view my open letter to this seriously twisted sister.