► Judge Dorathea Batiste of Birmingham, AL; Judge Roy Bean Wannabee Print E-mail
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► Judge Dorathea Batiste of Birmingham, AL; Judge Roy Bean Wannabee

 
FYI: Roy Bean was a saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas, who called himself “The Law West of the Pecos.” Roy was also affectionately referred to by some as a “Hanging Judge.”
 
The state of Alabama presented Dorathea with a law license in 2003 after she graduated from the Birmingham School of Law.
 
The Alabama Court of the Judiciary charged Judge Batiste with the following misconduct.
  1. Repeatedly engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice
  2. Repeatedly violated the due process rights of those appearing before her
  3. Failed to afford every person appearing before her the right to be heard
  4. Failed to maintain competence in the law (Dumbo)
  5. Repeatedly failed to act impartially 
Dorothea’s misconduct is based upon her violation of the Canons of Judicial Ethics through her repeated failure in 2011 and 2012 to comply with both Alabama and federal law regarding her exercise of contempt power, and more specifically, her failure to comply with the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, Alabama case law, and the Due Process Clauses of the Alabama Constitution and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in a series of domestic relations cases in Jefferson County.
 
Judge Batiste regularly entered unauthorized, unwarranted, and unlawful orders for the arrest and jailing or incarceration of litigants or witnesses
 
In each of the cases, Judge Batiste entered an order or orders in which she found or held a litigant or witness in constructive contempt of court and ordered the arrest of that litigant or witness pursuant to a writ of attachment without first filing a written contempt citation which stated:
  1. Essential facts alleged to constitute contempt of court
  2. Set a hearing on the contempt charge
  3. Notify the person alleged to have committed contempt of (a) time and place for contempt hearing, (b) have contempt citation served on the person charged with contempt, and (c) holding a hearing allowing the person charged with the opportunity to be heard (due process)
Making matters worse, Judge Batiste also violated state law by expressly providing in the writs of attachment that the persons charged could not be released on bond.
 
 
All that remains now is to see if the cheerleaders for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Alabama Supreme Court have the courage to toss this certified loser off the bench.
 
As we speak (ca. August 2013), Judge Batista remains sitting as a judge on the Domestic Relations Division of Jefferson County Circuit Court in Birmingham, Alabama.
 
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