3 results for month: 01/2008


Ethics in Adoption – what about the judges?

Judicial ethics typically require judges to uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary, avoid even the appearance of impropriety, and perform their duties impartially.Last month, the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board dismissed a complaint in Masha's domestic adoption where the jurist who decided the adoption, Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen, was the adoptive parent, Faith Allen's, former roommate.In addition, prior to finalization, the single adoptive parent changed her last name from Lynn Ginn to the judge's last name (becoming Faith Allen) with the judge's court attorney representing Lynn/Faith in the name change proceeding.Finally, ...

Child Rape = Death

Last week the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the Constitution allows the death penalty for child rape. Sadly, this may be one case where bad facts make bad law. Although the rape in question caused horrific injuries to an 8 year old girl, there was no physical evidence linking defendant Patrick Kennedy to the crime. The conviction was based on largely circumstantial evidence and the victim's changed testimony which only fingered the defendant 20 months after the crime.In reality Kennedy, who is girl's stepfather, is probably guilty and should be killed. Unfortunately the lack of hard evidence might give even the most seasoned conservative ...

2007 Pedophile Roundup – the Year in Review

2007 was a banner year for pedophiles. No hyperbolic commentary or incredulous fictionalization can substitute for the raw truth and here it is:On January 19, 2007, a 15 year old Bangor Maine boy was charged with a felony for downloading child pornography and became the first juvenile in that city to be charged with a sexual cybercrime. On February 20, 2007, 66 year old former Orange County California Superior Court Judge Ronald Kline collapsed in court after learning that he was being sentenced to 27 months in prison for possessing child pornography. He previously plead guilty and acknowledged having more than 100 sexually explicit images of ...