Just like we spotlight judges and magistrates that need to be retained in Jefferson County, Colorado and the US we need to spotlight Judges and Magistrates like Ryan Loewer that should never wear a black robe. Should never be given the power to make adult decisions or destroy another human’s life. Magistrate Loewer is the first judge on our do not retain list. There are many reasons to note vote for this man but we will touch on the highlights. Keep in mind this is only the opinion for the group Reform Our Family Courts Now. The group that focuses on equal right in family court, constitutional rights and fairness and judicial oversight in a system that conducts most of their trials behind closed doors.
Magistrate (Judge) Loewer Seems to Ignore Evidence
On at least one trial Loewer seemed (in our opinion) over stepped his authority by completely ignoring evidence and the evidence he didn’t ignore he flat out distorted and did not understand it. He seems to be a very dangerous man to have such great power handed to him by the state of Colorado. Any judge like Ryan Loewer that completely ignores civil and constitutional rights of anyone in their court should be removed from the bench. Any judge that completely over steps their authority (again our opinion) and with the bang of the gavel takes away the freedom of people that have not even actually committed a crime is nothing more than a narcissistic monster fulfilling their own ego. To have that kind of person in our court system that is already broken, is extremely dangerous to our freedom.
There is now a petition to impeach/recall Judge Rachel Rancilio, A story we have been following very closely is the awful miscarriage of justice that was displayed by Judge Rachel Rancilio from the 16th Circuit Court in Macomb County. This is a perfect example of the abuse of power so many judges use in our courts but especially out family courts.
Reform Our Family Courts Now was started for one reason and one reason only. Our founder was in a very high conflict divorce and he saw what the constant years of abuse from his ex was doing to his children. The fact a person could use the family court system as a revenge tool with no one having any concern for his children but him was devastating. He saw attorneys that had no regard for law. He saw judges that had no regard for the truth. No matter how much he begged, he broke down in court and pleaded with everyone from the attorneys, judges and PRE and guardians ad litem to just make the abuse stop. I wouldn’t for 5 long years. He was falsely accused of horrific acts he had to defend against. He was forced to meet with psychiatrists and PREs to prove he was as good as a parent as his ex wife. He won almost every time but the cost was so damaging. He lost just about everything. The attorney fees and court costs were hundreds of thousands of dollars. He was mentally, physically and financially broken. He was not just depressed he was being pushed over the edge. He found it hard to function on a day to day bases.
At this point he tried to find anyone that would understand. Anyone that would listen. He stumbled across some Facebook pages like #ReformOurFamilyCourtsNow. At that point he realized not only was he not alone, there where hundreds of thousands of people across the country that weren’t only going through it but had the exact same story as him. As he was reading these stories it sounded like he was reading his own. He Realized at that point he wasn’t alone.
He knew at this point he found something to give him strength. Not only a fight for him and his children but fight for every damn child, father, mother and grandparent that is being alienated by a vicious and and angry ex. This is not a group only for men. Although most groups of this type have the word “father” in the title Reform Our Family Courts Now realized there were a lot of women with the same story. Good loving parents that had no idea how bad the system can be abused by horrible monsters.
At this point he knew what he was put on this earth to do. He began fighting for every child of divorce. Every person that was being abused by the system. He began calling anyone that would listen. From state senators and congress members to senators on a national level. He began knocking on doors. He began giving his number out to anyone that was in pain. He spoke to hundreds of people then that number became thousands. He realized that no matter what city, county or state they lived in the stories were almost identical. At this point he was flat broke and in debt from fighting his own battle. All he had was a ton of people on social media that supported the movement and the knowledge of webdesign and SEO. The Reform Our Family Courts Now movement was born.
Just as a summary this judge, Rachel Rancilio jailed a man because she “felt uncomfortable” by his remarks. The sheriff confirmed there were threats or direct harassment made. This judge went to this father’s social media and read the comments. The way we see this story (we could be wrong) is this woman judge was stalking this father that just lost his child that he believed was dead because this judge was warned repeatedly about the mother causing harm to the child. This judge should have just let the grieving father vent. She is acting like a communist court. There is truly something wrong with someone that abuses their power like this. Judge Rachel Rancilio needs to lose her job and perhaps face criminal charges. At least that is our opinion.
At times it is very difficult to find information on judges and magistrates. Pax Moultrie was probably one with the least amount of information available of any of the Jefferson County magistrates. Reform Our Family Courts Now will review Judge Moultrie’s performance on one of our member’s personal experience.
Judge (Magistrate) Moultrie and ruling on motions
Magistrate (Judge) Moultrie was what (in the grand scheme of our broken legal system and family courts) rather fair. So right off the bat we would like to say she should be retained and voted to stay on the bench. She was very tough but very understanding at the same time. That is how family court judges need to be. She granted every objection that she should have and denied the ones that didn’t have merit. That was on both sides including this reviewers.
Pax Moultrie and putting the children first
Pax Moultrie seemed as if she truly cared about the well being of the children in her rulings as well as her discussions during the trial. The reviewer of Moultrie was pro se and she was very patient to make sure they got a fair trial without overstepping her restrictions on offering legal advise. Moultrie offered breaks when she saw things getting tense or bad in the courtroom for people to regroup and calm down.
We all have our downfalls so we thought we should mention Moultrie’s
As all people, judges in particular Moultrie lacked in one area that we found very frustrating. She seemed to lack the understanding of how a small business operates. This reviewer is a small business owner and has what is called revenue and what is called income. There is a huge difference in the two. Anyone that understands business know that revenue is what you make before expenses. Income is after expenses. Just like judges before Pax Moultrie basically refused to take into account that it takes a large amount of money to operate a business. She even ignored fixed expenses such as office lease and advertising contracts. Because of this she awarded legal fees to the other party who’s sworn financial statement shows they have a considerable more assets and income. Again to be fair this happens with about every family court judge and is a complaint of most of the people we talk to.
Moultrie did reject our motion for cameras in the courtroom
One concern we always have here at Reform Our Family Courts Now is transparency. This reviewer filed a motion to video tape the hearing. We are under the opinion that the world needs to see what is happening to good parents and how the system is stacked in favor of certain groups. In order to have equality we believe cameras in the courtroom should be mandatory and videos supplied to either party upon request. The motion was denied by Magistrate Moultrie. In her defense she did pass the buck to head judge’s rule. We did find that rule to be true but it was also our interpretation it still fell on the discretion of the judge and their courtroom. We are not attorneys and hope one day that rule be challenged in the Colorado Supreme court.
Retain Pax Moultrie and let’s keep her on the bench
Reform Our Family Courts would like to offer an opinion to retain Magistrate (judge) Moultrie. One thing this reviewer noticed is she is one of the few judges I have been in front of that you could actually see her battling her personal beliefs vs the law. This reviewer felt Moultrie really had a personal disliking to the reviewer but she let the law prevail in every single instance. That is what a judge is supposed to do and we commend her for that. A judges personal or political views should never be known during a ruling. It is about them making a decision based on law not their opinion of how they feel. We think she is fair and has a very good grasp on the law and is the kind of judge we would like to see people vote to keep on the bench.
Judge (Magistrate) Moultrie's Overall Rating Review is to Retain and a 4.8
Judge Diego Hunt Must Be Retained – 1st Judicial District Jefferson County
Judge Diego Hunt was the only fair judge in Jefferson County I have had in my 5 year long nightmare of abuse from my ex and the family courts. It was told me by my first attorney that neither party should walk away from a trial or hearing feeling they “won”. Although that is an awful way to look at family court it is true. This is lost on narcissists and abusers. People that use the system for their own little revenge tool.
Diego Hunt is Equally Fair and Mean to Both Parties
I was not 100% satisfied with Judge Diego Hunt’s ruling or his depiction of me. With that being said it was very fair. He didn’t necessarily understand or acknowledge why I was a “jerk” as he put it. I wish he would of understand my life for the last 5 years was equivalent of someone being abused on a daily bases by an awful person. I would assume he wouldn’t consider a woman being abused that was upset as a “jerk”. He also grossly misrepresented my income in my opinion. I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on attorney and court costs including some of my ex’s attorney fees. He failed to understand I have fought false allegations, watched my ex perjur herself every time she sat on the stand. I watched her attorneys lie and distort the facts and lie to try to steal my children. So yes after 5 years of that, I am a jerk and damn proud of it!
He is Still The Best Around
Back to Diego Hunt. With that rant above being said he is still the best of about 8 judges and magistrates I have had the misfortune to be in their courtroom. He allowed every piece of evidence that should be admitted allowed in. All the ones that should not be allowed he refused. He did this to both parties. I was disappointed so was the other party. He is extremely fair and should be retained.
The final thing that makes it so clear Diego Hunt must be retained is my narcissistic, control freak, woman that believes men are merely sperm donors and should never have a relationship with their children is filing an appeal. On the most ridiculous grounds. Just because Diego Hunt saw through her bullshit it made her upset. Diego Hunt makes sure he is always fair to all parties.
Hunt Doesn’t Let Attorneys Pull Any Crap
Thank you for being the most fair judge I have experienced in Jefferson County in my 5 years of fighting an evil person with evil attorneys. Thank you for thinking of what is best for my children and doing your job. I will vote to retain you sir. But I would like you to know I am not a jerk. I am a guy that is fed up with the bullshit and really just wants to be left alone and be the best dad I can be. Too many judges allow attorney to walk all over them Judge Hunt doesn’t.
Judge Hunt Thinks About the Children – Not Every Judge in Jefferson County Does
One of the reasons Diego Hunt makes such a fair judge is because he is a father and a husband. He understands just how important both parents are to the children. There is no doubt that Judge Hunt cuts through the BS that the attorneys pile on. That is why some attorneys that the only game plan they have is to lie and manipulate the system just don’t care for this honorable man. I am on the other end of the opinion, along with 97% of the population that believes we need more judges like Diego Hunt and less attorneys that lie, manipulate and try to use the system to seek revenge for their clients.